surface-to-air missile

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sur·face-to-air missile

(sûr′fəs-tə-âr′)
n. Abbr. SAM
A guided missile launched from land or sea against an airborne target.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surface-to-air missile - a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
MANPAD - a man-portable surface-to-air missile
Stinger - a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
surface-to-air missile system - the shipboard system that fires missiles at aircraft
Translations

surface-to-air missile

[ˌsɜːfɪstuˌɛəˈmɪsaɪl] nmissile m terra aria inv
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