Definition of Heat-seeking missile

1. Noun. A missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine).

Specialized synonyms: Brilliant Pebble, Stinger
Generic synonyms: Missile



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat-seeking Missile

heast
heaste
heastes
heasts
heat-absorbing
heat-curing resin
heat-labile
heat-releasing
heat-resistant
heat-rigor point
heat-seal
heat-sealed
heat-sealing
heat-seals
heat-seeking missile (current term)
heat-shock factor
heat-shock gene
heat-shock protein
heat-shock protein 27 kinase
heat-shock proteins 70
heat-shock proteins 90
heat-shock response
heat-shock response element
heat-stable
heat-stable enzyme
heat apoplexy
heat barrier
heat capacities
heat capacity

Literary usage of Heat-seeking missile

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1. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"Results of an Italian-led preliminary investigation showed that the plane had been hit by at least one shoulder-fired heat-seeking missile. ..."

2. Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam by Peter Dorland, James Nanney (2001)
"... Soviet SA-7 heat-seeking missile. This antiaircraft device was about five feet long, weighed thirty-three pounds, and had a range of almost six miles. ..."

3. Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. (1991)
"... the MiGs often entered the fray positioned for an initial stern attack with the Atoll heat-seeking missile, a Soviet version of the AIM-9E Sidewinder. ..."

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