1. a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
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How To Use ICBM In A Sentence

  • And, Paula, this is a much, much, much greater threat than any threat from an ICBM missile and there's an awful lot of this what they call, the scientists call fissile material, the material that makes a nuclear explosion. CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2002
  • And we don't yet have the kind of weapons, the bunker-buster bombs, the conventional ICBM or SLBM, that can actually go in and do conventional damage at the level we need to destroy those facilities. CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2007
  • You mean nuclear-powered, not an ICBM submarine, carrying nuclear weapons. BARRACUDA 945
  • For example, when we built an ICBM capable of depositing ten, multimegaton warheads most anywhere on the planet in 30 minutes or less, we named it the Peacekeeper. Vodkapundit
  • An expert in ICBM deployment in the Soviet Union,' said Gromov. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • The missile was the last Soviet ICBM using cryogenic propellant.
  • Obviously, the USAF's ICBM programs and the USN's SLBM programs provide perfect examples, but the prime example is, of course, the Manhattan Project, which produced not one but two operational weapon systems in a crash program, complimented by the USAAF's long-range heavy bomber program, which produced both the Boeing B-29 and the Convair B-32, and both of them in time to carry either one of the weapons ... What Would Wernher Do? - NASA Watch
  • It is also important that each deployed and nondeployed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) or heavy bomber will have assigned to it a unique code identifier that will be included in notifications any time the ICBM or SLBM or heavy bomber is moved or changes status. Learning From Experience on Arms Control
  • It is possible to argue, and indeed it has been argued, that ballistic missiles such as IRBM's and ICBM's are not really "space" weapons, that they are simply an extension of the traditional art of artillery. The Practical Values of Space Exploration Report of the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session
  • I assume they aren't carrying nukes - ICBMs would be the preferred delivery system in that case - so all we have are a few bombers with a few payloads of ordinary bombs.
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