Meaning of sea-launched cruise missile

sea'-launched cruise' mis"sile

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  1. a cruise missile launched by surface ships or submarines against land or sea targets and equipped with nuclear or conventional warheads, with a range of 2210 miles (3556 km). Abbr.: SLCM, S.L.C.M.
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