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.]
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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
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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.
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near miss

Any circumstances in flight when the degree of separation between two aircraft might constitute a hazardous situation. Also called airmiss.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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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.
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Translations

near miss

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