intercepter


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

in·ter·cep·tor

also in·ter·cept·er  (ĭn′tər-sĕp′tər)
n.
One that intercepts, specifically a fast-climbing, highly maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft or a guided missile designed to intercept enemy missiles and spacecraft.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pour echapper au controle des autorites competentes sur les differents axes routiers, les contrebandiers empruntent les pistes, ce qui permet de les intercepter en embuscade.
La coalition arabe avait annonce le 27 octobre dernier que la defense aerienne saoudienne a reussi a intercepter et detruire, a environ 65 km de La Mecque, un missile balistique tire depuis la province yemenite de Saada, sans faire de degats.
India has hyped Chinese submarines' "visits" to the Indian Ocean and development of Hambantota and Gwadar worry India to create a justification for its tests of submarine launched, second strike capable, long range intercepter missiles in the Indian Ocean.
He'd follow them across the country by helicopter and each episode would usually end with a terrifiedlooking pair of chartered surveyors from Epping being chased screaming across Sussex farmland while The Intercepter divebombed them and fired at the targets on their backpacks with his TV remote control doofercum-zappergun.
61ST FIGHTER INTERCEPTER SQUADRON NEWFOUNDLAND October 24-26, 2013, Branson, MO, Contact: Charles "Chris" Christianson, 763-295-2861, cncask4it@gmail.com.
De son cote, le journal +Arab Al Yawm+ a rapporte que l'ambassadeur syrien avait ecrit sur sa page Facebook que la Syrie dispose de missiles Iskander, qui constituent "un remede" contre les missiles Patriot que comptent installer les Etats-Unis en Jordanie, ce qui a incite le depute Bassam Manassir, president de la commission des affaires etrangeres au parlement, a reagir en disant "j'aurai souhaite voir les missiles Iskandar intercepter les avions israeliens alors qu'ils violaient l'espace aerien de la Syrie", tout en appelant le gouvernement a expulser l'ambassadeur, qui a "manque de respect a l'egard du peuple et du gouvernement du Royaume".
Le Japon s'est egalement declare mercredi "en etat d'alerte" pour intercepter tout missile menacant l'archipel.