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Video footage: CIRCA - 1954 - A warhead is armed and separates itself from the body of an Atlas Intercontinental Missile XB-65 launch vehicle.
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Definition of the noun warhead

What does warhead mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: warheads

  1. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
    • example: The scientist participated in developing high-voltage switches, a key component crucial for setting off explosions needed to trigger nuclear warhead.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of warhead: load / payload
    • more generic word: explosive = a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
    • more specific terms: thermonuclear warhead / nuclear warhead / atomic warhead / nuke = the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
    • part of: guided missile = a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices


  1. "Warhead" is a 1977 American film directed by John O'Connor and produced by Buddy Ruskin who produced The Mod Squad.
  2. "Warhead" is a 1996 action and thriller film written by Danny Lerner and Jeff Albert and directed by Mark Roper.
  3. "Warhead" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (23 years ago)

Phrases with Warhead

  1. atomic warhead
  2. nuclear warhead
  3. Hydrogen Warhead
  4. thermonuclear warhead

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Warhead

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The warhead is a high-explosive shaped charge. Our cost-effectiveness studies have shown that aircraft attrition is the dominating mission-cost factor in a high threat environment. The size of the required tactical force is highly dependent on ...

Google previewThe Boys' Book of Submarines (1917)

by Archie Frederick Collins, Virgil Dewey Collins

The warhead is the blunt-nosed hollow part that forms the business end of the torpedo ; it contains two things: (a) the charge of high powered explosive which plays such terrific havoc when it is touched off ; and (b) the detonating mechanism ...

Google previewIt's All in Your Mind (2014)

by Prithwis Datta

The warhead is a 3 kg penetrating hittokill warhead type with an impact fuse and a selfdestruct timer. To fire the missile, a BCU (Battery Coolant Unit) is inserted into the handguard. This shoots a stream of argon gas into the system, as well as ...

Google previewArmored Cav (1994)

by Tom Clancy

A shaped-charge warhead is a high-explosive charge packed around a cone- shaped metallic liner. When detonated, the explosive charge causes the metal liner to collapse rapidly towards the center of the round. The metal liner is heated and ...

Google previewThe Submarine in War and Peace (1918)

Its Developments and Its Possibilities by Simon Lake

The warhead is the forward portion of the torpedo and contains usually wet gun- cotton, which is a safe high explosive and can be exploded only by a detonating charge of the more sensitive explosives. This detonating charge is placed in a ...

Google previewThe Future of the UK's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent (2007)

The White Paper, Ninth Report of Session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence by Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Defence Committee

The Reliable Replacement Warhead is a programme which was generated a few years ago; it may or may not go forward. Its purpose is to be able to build new- design warheads under a comprehensive test ban treaty without testing them, and ...

Google previewThe New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia (2007)

An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century by Diagram Group

one warhead development contains six or nine Terminally Guided Sub-Missiles ( TGSMs) that are released to home in on individual targets (c). Pershing (right) was the ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense dictionary of military and associated terms (Online)

warhead — That part of a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of International Intelligence (2006)

by Nigel West

a miniaturized warhead created for the submarine-launched Trident D-5 missile ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

ABPs generally consist of three elements, a reactive functional group (called “ warhead”) able to covalently bind to the catalytic site of the protein, a tag permitting identification and purification of the target protein, and a linker connecting both ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

warhead—(DOD, NATO) That part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition JCS Pub 1-02 which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system ...

Google previewPersian Gulf War Encyclopedia: A Political, Social, and Military History (2014)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

pounds and the warhead 5.5 pounds. The M-47 Dragon was an American antitank infantry weapon ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

ELECTRONIC COUNTER-COUNTERMEASURES warhead ['wazhcd] noun explosive head of a missile or other...

means of delivering a chemical agent; see also SHAPED—CHARGE WARHEAD, TANDEM WARHEAD warn [wazn] noun (a ) to ...

Google previewThe Submariner's Dictionary (2005)

by Ron Martini

Warhead - by Gerson, Noel B - Popular Library - 1970 - 511p - This is a story of the men who run the yard where the Navy‟s newest subs are made. Demonstrators, unions, congressional committees and mad admirals all combine to make life ...

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Small photo of Missile warhead mechanism with cutout to show internals.Small photo of Ballistic Rocket. Nuclear Missile With Warhead. War Backgound.Small photo of PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII - SEPTEMBER 19, 2012: A white U.S. Navy missile with a red warhead, positioned vertically, stands as a powerful monument near palm trees in a park at Pearl Harbor.Small photo of Old anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), a shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon system that fires rockets equipped with an explosive warhead. Most RPGs can be carried by an individual soldier.Small photo of Rocket warhead closeupSmall photo of Rocket with warhead on white background isolatedSmall photo of A warhead on a transport stand, against a rocket. Weapons of mass destruction. Nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, a bomb. More...

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Warhead Meaning

Video shows what warhead means. The part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, ...

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Quotes about Warhead

Let them bomb Japan with that nasty missile. Their missile cannot load a nuclear warhead. (Shintaro Ishihara)
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Scrabble value of W4A1R1H4E1A1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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