mušak-e partâbik (#)
Fr.: missile balistique
A missile that after being launched and guided in the early part of its flight, travels unpowered in a ballistic trajectory.
An object or weapon for throwing, hurling, or shooting. → ballistic missile.
From Fr. missile, from L. missile "weapon that can be thrown," from missus, p.p. of mittere "to send."
Mušak, literally "little mouse," or "mouse like," from a firework explosive that was likened to a mouse, from muš, → mouse, + -ak diminutive or similarity suffix.