exocet exocet  /ˈɛk soʊ ˌsɛt/


  • (n) a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships

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  1. "By 1982, Iraq accounted for 40 percent of French arms exports," wrote Pollack. "Paris sold Baghdad a wide range of weapons, including armoured vehicles, air defence radars, surface-to-air missiles, Mirage fighters, and Exocet anti-ship...
    on Jun 9, 2004 By: Kenneth Pollack Source: Independent Online

  2. In response to suggestions by Lord Lipsey, a former member of the Royal Commission on Long-Term Care, that the plan amounted to "an admiral firing an Exocet into his own flagship", Mr Burnham said: "The Bill is about providing help to the...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Andy Burnham Source: Times Online

  3. Phil Ifill got them off to a flier with a shot that, Warnock said, went in "like an Exocet".
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Neil Warnock Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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