near miss


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near miss

n.
1. A narrowly avoided collision involving two or more aircraft, ships, boats, or motor vehicles.
2. A missile strike that is extremely close to but not directly on target.
3. Something that fails by a very narrow margin: Her campaign for the Senate was a near miss.

[Blend of near thing and miss.]

near miss

n
1. (Military) a bomb, shell, etc, that does not exactly hit the target
2. any attempt or shot that just fails to be successful
3. an incident in which two vehicles narrowly avoid collision

near′ miss′

or near′-miss′,


n.
1. a strike by a missile that is not a direct hit.
2. the narrow avoidance of a collision.
3. something that falls narrowly short of its object.

near miss

Any circumstances in flight when the degree of separation between two aircraft might constitute a hazardous situation. Also called airmiss.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.near miss - an accidental collision that is narrowly avoidednear miss - an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune

near miss

noun close thing, near thing, close call, close shave, narrow escape There was a near miss when the jets' flight paths almost crossed.
Translations

near miss

n (Aviat) → Beinahezusammenstoß m ? also miss1 N a

near miss

n (Aer) → incidente mancato
that was a near miss (fig) → c'è mancato poco
he had a near miss with that car → per un pelo non ha investito quella macchina
References in classic literature ?
I should be very glad to be near Miss Emma of course, and always am.
It will be much the best place for her, so near Miss Lee, and not far from the girls, and close by the housemaids, who could either of them help to dress her, you know, and take care of her clothes, for I suppose you would not think it fair to expect Ellis to wait on her as well as the others.
I was near Miss Dunross--near enough, when I put out my hand, to touch her.
Perhaps, I thought, with sudden approach to hidden truth, it was the same thing which had kept him over a week, nearly ten days indeed, from coming near Miss Haldin.
With respect to definition (a), a near miss may serve as feedback in that the miss was spatially near the target.
For the purpose of this article, a near miss can be defined as any combination of unsafe actions or conditions presenting themselves at the site of work that exposes personnel, equipment, facilities, or the environment at undue/unplanned risk or harm, however remote.
The description on the YouTube video claims the near miss incident happened on early Saturday morning, July 5.
The UK Airprox Board report says the incident has been rated the most serious category for a near miss.
The near miss incident recognition, reporting, investigation, and remedial action (NEMIRR) program offers management the opportunity to assess all near miss incidents to determine which near miss incidents warrant a full investigation and to eliminate the source of the problem before it results in loss to people, plant, or property.
I thought it was a near miss because from the ground it looked like they were really close to each other.
Another recommendation we would suggest in regard to building perceptions of supervisor support (as well as encouraging incident reporting) is for the supervisor to give feedback to employees about what actions have been taken to correct potentially hazardous situations that were identified in response to a near miss or first-aid case.
A root cause analysis (RCA) is performed following the occurrence of a significant incident or near miss.
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