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SAM

abbr.
surface-to-air missile
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sam

(sæm)
vb (tr) , sams, samming or sammed
sam hold of dialect Northern English to collect; gather up

SAM

(sæm)
n acronym for
(Military) surface-to-air missile
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SAM

(sæm)

n.
surface-to-air missile.

Sam.

Bible. Samuel.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SAM - a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
MANPAD - a man-portable surface-to-air missile
Stinger - a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
surface-to-air missile system - the shipboard system that fires missiles at aircraft
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Translations

Sam

[sæm] N (familiar form) of Samuel Sam Browne (belt)correaje m de oficial
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References in classic literature ?
He clutched Sam by the arm, and whispered in his ear.
"He shall swim in it, Sam," he said; "he shall float down to hell upon it."
Oom Sam explained to the King that, owing to the sentiments of affection and admiration with which the white men regarded him, the three barrels should be made into four, whereupon his Majesty bluntly pronounced the audience at an end and waddled off into his Imperial abode.
'Come, don't be a fool, Sam,' said the girl coaxingly, 'the gentleman wants his boots directly.'
'Sam,' cried the landlady, 'where's that lazy, idle-- why, Sam-- oh, there you are; why don't you answer?'
'Vouldn't be gen-teel to answer, till you'd done talking,' replied Sam gruffly.
Black Sam, as he was commonly called, from his being about three shades blacker than any other son of ebony on the place, was revolving the matter profoundly in all its phases and bearings, with a comprehensiveness of vision and a strict lookout to his own personal well-being, that would have done credit to any white patriot in Washington.
"It's an ill wind dat blow nowhar,--dat ar a fact," said Sam, sententiously, giving an additional hoist to his pantaloons, and adroitly substituting a long nail in place of a missing suspender-button, with which effort of mechanical genius he seemed highly delighted.
Now, why shouldn't Sam?--dat's what I want to know."
"'Now, then, Sir,' said Sam, in an encouraging tone; 'off with you, and shoe 'em how to do it.'
"'These--these--are very awkward skates; ain't they, Sam?' inquired Mr.
"'I'm afeerd there's an orkard gen'l'm'n in 'em, Sir,' replied Sam.