MIRV definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. MIRV's
- 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: m(ultiple) i(ndependently targeted) r(eentry) v(ehicle)
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- MIRVed adjective
MIRV definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An offensive ballistic missile system having warheads aimed at independent targets that can be launched by a single booster rocket.
- One of these warheads.
To provide with multiple independent warheads.verb, intransitive
To equip a military force with a missile system of multiple independent warheads.
Origin: m(ultiple) i(ndependently-targeted) r(eentry) v(ehicles).