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 ?
Trust me to look after your interests; and don't go near Miss Emily--don't even write to her--unless you have got something to say about the murder, which she will be eager to hear.
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.
NEAR MISS The plane feet from the sea after it skidded off the runway.
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4] Near miss audit has been considered a less threatening approach than maternal death audit, and can be used to identify what needs to be done to improve the quality of maternal health care.
The father of three said: "I have been hit by a few wing mirrors which you come to expect, this however was the closest near miss I've had.
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The aircraft, carrying 62 people, was travelling at about 900 feet (274 metres) as it prepared to land at Newquay Airport in Cornwall on Wednesday afternoon when it reported a near miss with the drone which was flying alongside.
2009b), where the presence of a near miss was first established by having the subjects rate images of slot machine outcomes using the same scale as Dixon and Schreiber (2004).

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