Definition of MARV in English:

MARV

noun

historical
  • A missile warhead capable of altering its course during the descent phase of its flight, for increased accuracy and so as to avoid interception, atmospheric disturbances, etc.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Scientific American. Acronym from the initial letters of manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle, after MIRV.

Pronunciation

MARV

/mɑːv/