warhead
That part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • warhead — UK [ˈwɔː(r)ˌhed] / US [ˈwɔrˌhed] noun [countable] Word forms warhead : singular warhead plural warheads the front part of a bomb or missile that explodes nuclear warheads …   English dictionary

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