- throw-weight [thrō′wāt΄]n.
* * *throw-weight or throw weight (thrōʹwāt') n.The total weight of the warhead or warheads, guidance systems, and other payload of a missile, not including the weight of the rocket.
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Throw-weight — is a measure of the effective weight of ballistic missile payloads. It is measured in kilograms or metric tons. Throw weight equals the total weight of a missile s warheads, reentry vehicles, self contained dispensing mechanisms, penetration aids … Wikipedia
throw-weight — [thrō′wāt΄] n. the payload capacity of an ICBM: also throw weight … English World dictionary
throw weight — throw′ weight n. mil the maximum payload of a ballistic missile, usu. expressed as the explosive power of its warhead • Etymology: 1965–70 … From formal English to slang
throw weight — noun : the maximum payload of an ICBM * * * the lifting power, or payload maximum, of a ballistic missile exclusive of the weight of the rocket itself, and including the weight of the warhead or warheads and of guidance and penetration systems;… … Useful english dictionary
throw weight — the lifting power, or payload maximum, of a ballistic missile exclusive of the weight of the rocket itself, and including the weight of the warhead or warheads and of guidance and penetration systems; ballistic delivery power: larger Soviet… … Universalium
throw-weight — noun the weight of the payload of a missile (not including the weight of the rocket) • Hypernyms: ↑weight … Useful english dictionary
throw-weight — /ˈθroʊ weɪt/ (say throh wayt) noun the weight of a ballistic missile exclusive of the weight of the rocket which propels it … Australian English dictionary
throw weight — noun Date: 1969 the maximum payload of an ICBM … New Collegiate Dictionary
throw weight around — throw (your) weight around to behave in a way which shows that you are more important or powerful than other people. He tries to impress the rest of us by throwing his weight around at committee meetings … New idioms dictionary
throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… … Financial and business terms