throw-weight :

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  • n  the weight of the payload of a missile (not including the weight of the rocket)

  • The State Department believed it had, in Burt's phrase, "neutralized the throw-weight boys.
  • Perle's throw-weight reductions would have been even more so.
  • So do multiple warheads that are clustered on top of missiles with particularly powerful lifting capability, known as "throw-weight.

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