Etymology
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warhead (n.)

also war-head, 1898, "explosive part of a torpedo," from war (n.) + head (n.). Later transferred to any missile (1944).

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Definitions of warhead

warhead (n.)
the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents;
Synonyms: payload / load
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