- an intercontinental ballistic missile with several warheads, each of which can be directed to a different target or to the same target at intervals
- any such warhead
Origin of MIRVm(ultiple) i(ndependently targeted) r(eentry) v(ehicle)
to load (a missile) with such warheads
- An offensive ballistic missile system having warheads aimed at independent targets that can be launched by a single booster rocket.
- One of these warheads.
verbMIRVed MIRVed, MIRV·ing, MIRVs
To provide with multiple independent warheads.
To equip a military force with a missile system of multiple independent warheads.
Origin of MIRVm(ultiple) i(ndependently-targeted) r(eentry) v(ehicles).
(third-person singular simple present mirvs, present participle mirving, simple past and past participle mirved)
- (military, slang) To attack with MIRV missiles.