surface-to-air missile


surface-to-air missile
noun
a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
Syn: ↑SAM
Hypernyms: ↑guided missile
Hyponyms: ↑MANPAD, ↑Stinger
Part Holonyms: ↑surface-to-air missile system

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: a usually guided missile launched from the ground against a target in the air

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noun, pl ⋯ -siles [count]
: a missile that is fired from the ground or a ship and directed at an airplane

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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