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Any of a series of Russian fighter aircraft using piston and later jet engines, such as the MiG 15, an interceptor used during the Korean War, and the MiG 21, exported around the world during the 1970s.
[After Artem Ivanovich Mi(koyan) (1905-1970) and Mikhail Iosifovich G(urevich) (1892-1976), Russian aircraft designers.]
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(Military) any of various types of Russian and former Soviet fighter aircraft
[from Mi(koyan) and G(urevich), names of designers]
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or Mig or MIG(mɪg)
any of several Russian-built fighter aircraft.
[after A. Mi(koyan) and M. G(urevich), Soviet aircraft designers]
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