kill vehicle
 n.— «Mr. Ghoshroy’s assertions raise new questions about the Boeing Company’s military arm, the main contractor for the troubled $26 billion system of interceptor rockets now being installed in Alaska and California. The system’s “kill vehicles” are to zoom into space and destroy enemy warheads by force of impact.» —“Accountability Office Finds Itself Accused” by William J. Broad New York Times Apr. 2, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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