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What missile-type's name means "flying fish" in French?




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Answer: the Exocet

The name Exocet is the proprietary name of a rocket-propelled short-range guided missile that was trademarked in 1970 by the Société Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale.

The word derives from the French exocet, flying fish, which ultimately derives from the Greek exokoitos, fish that sleeps upon the beach (from exo, outside + koitos, bed).

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