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Main Entry: mis·sile
Pronunciation: primarystressmis-schwal
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin missile "a weapon that is thrown or shot rather than held in the hand," derived from missus, past participle of mittere "to send, throw" --related to EMIT
: an object (as a stone, arrow, artillery shell, bullet, or rocket) that is thrown, shot, or launched usually so as to strike something at a distance

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