ICBM ICBM n. [acronym intercontinental ballistic missile] An intercontinental ballistic missile, a long-range ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another. Contrasted with {IRBM}.

Syn: intercontinental ballistic missile. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • ICBM — Intercontinental ballistic missile Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • ICBM — [ isebeɛm ] n. m. inv. • 1960; mot angl. , sigle de InterContinental Ballistic Missile ♦ Missile balistique intercontinental. I. C. B. M. [isebeɛm] n. m. invar. ÉTYM. 1960; sigle de l angl. InterContinental Balistic Missile « missile balistique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ICBM —   [englisch aɪsibi em], Abkürzung für Intercontinental Ballistic Missile [ɪntəkənti nentl bə lɪstɪk mɪsaɪl, englisch], deutsch Interkontinentalrakete, Militärwesen: zur Kategorie der strategischen Nuklearstreitkräfte gehörendes landgestütztes… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ICBM — sigla ES ingl. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, missile balistico intercontinentale …   Dizionario italiano

  • ICBM — [ˌaı si: bi: ˈem] n Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; a ↑missile that can travel very long distances …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ICBM — [ ,aı si bi em ] noun count Intercontinental Ballistic Missile: a large powerful nuclear weapon that can travel very long distances …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ICBM — 1955, acronym for Inter Continental Ballistic Missile …   Etymology dictionary

  • ICBM — (intercontinental ballistic missile) any supersonic ballistic missile which has a range of 3500 nautical miles or more …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ICBM — ► ABBREVIATION ▪ intercontinental ballistic missile …   English terms dictionary

  • ICBM — [ī΄sē΄bē΄em′] n. an intercontinental ballistic missile …   English World dictionary

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