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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
near missn (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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