warhead

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warhead the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
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Usage

In literature:

Have you push-pull projectors, atomic warheads?
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
The rower was old Schwartz Warhead.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
They carried twenty men and a pair of guided missiles with atomic warheads!
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Joe and Hans Cronje, the gunner, were getting a rocket out of the locker, detaching the harpoon and fitting on an explosive warhead.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The warheads of such rockets were cast iron, filled with black powder and fitted with percussion fuzes.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
Guided missiles with atomic warheads could combat them, perhaps, as could the molecular motion machines.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Rodney Maxwell found quite a bit of uranium, but he got it by taking apart the warheads of missiles.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
The men had a wheeled handtruck and were rolling one of the atomic warheads onto it.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
You'll be interested to know we're employing chemical warheads.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
I sent a single dummy-warhead missile at each one.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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In news:

50 years ago in 1961 three airmen died when their B-52 bomber, carrying two nuclear warheads, crashed near Goldsboro.
North Korea Tested Nuclear Warhead for Iran.
Crytek is making sure that you'll be able to play Crysis Warhead even on one of those economy boxes.
Grandpa eats a Warhead .
Iran 2-4 Months Away from Nuke Warhead .
Think tank says Iran could make enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuke warhead in 2-4 months.
Raytheon warhead failure costs Pentagon $1B.
The Obama administration is reportedly planning to slow the production rate on the W76 warheads .
Smugglers Had Design For Advanced Warhead .
Iran could make enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuke warhead in 2-4 months.
Iran is poised to double its output of higher-enriched uranium at its fortified underground facility, the UN nuclear agency said Friday - a development that puts Tehran within months of being able to make the core of a nuclear warhead.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
ISLAMABAD—Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
Grandpa Tries Warheads Sour Candy.
This family gave their grandpa his first Warhead and captured his reaction.
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In science:

Hansen, How to calculate effects of tactical low-yield enhanced-radiation and fission warheads , Report LA-9434 (Los Alamos National Laboratory, October 1982) 36 pp.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Almost forty years after these countries signed the NPT, they still have more than 20000 nuclear warheads.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
This film, even though almost 50 years old, presents many still relevant ideas related to the 20000 remaining nuclear warheads.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
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