What does the word missile mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Adapted for throwing.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A weapon intended to be thrown.

Usage examples for missile

  1. It would be three on the planet Mercury, three and a half on Mars, twenty- two on Saturn, and thirty- seven on Jupiter; while for a missile to depart from the sun without prospect of return, it must leave the brilliant surface at a speed not less than 391 miles per second. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  2. Ray took shelter behind me as Norris, ahead, cast about for some kind of missile. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  3. But the missile flew too quickly. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
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