surface-to-air


surface-to-air
adjective
operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target
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surface-to-air missiles

Ant: ↑air-to-surface, ↑air-to-air

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ˌsurface-to-ˈair f60 [surface-to-air] adjective only before noun
(especially of ↑missiles) fired from the ground or from ships and aimed at aircraft

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