antiballistic


antiballistic
/an'tee beuh lis"tik, an'tuy-/, adj. Mil.
designed to detect, intercept, or destroy ballistic missiles: an antiballistic missile.
[1955-60; ANTI- + BALLISTIC]

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antiballistic /an-ti-bə-lisˈtik/
adjective
(of a missile, etc) designed to destroy a ballistic missile
ORIGIN:anti- (1)

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  • antiballistic — an•ti•bal•lis•tic [[t]ˌæn ti bəˈlɪs tɪk, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. mil designed to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles: an antiballistic missile[/ex] • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

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  • antiballistic — an·ti·ballistic …   English syllables

  • antiballistic missile — [an΄tībə lis′tik] n. a missile intended to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile in flight: see GUIDED MISSILE * * * …   Universalium

  • Antiballistic Missile System —   [ æntɪbə lɪstɪk mɪsɪl sɪstɪm, englisch], ABM System …   Universal-Lexikon

  • antiballistic missile — [an΄tībə lis′tik] n. a missile intended to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile in flight: see GUIDED MISSILE …   English World dictionary

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  • antiballistic missile (ABM) — Weapon designed to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles. Effective ABM systems have been sought since the Cold War, when the nuclear arms race raised the spectre of complete destruction by unstoppable ballistic missiles. In the late 1960s… …   Universalium

  • antiballistic missile — noun Date: circa 1959 a missile for intercepting and destroying ballistic missiles …   New Collegiate Dictionary