surface to air missile


surface to air missile
surface to air missile (sam) missile launched from the ground and directed to destroy an airborne target, SAM

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • surface-to-air missile — Missile Mis sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster] 2. A rocket propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surface-to-air missile — n a ↑missile that is fired at planes from the land or from a ship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Surface-to-air missile — A surface to air missile (SAM) or ground to air missile (GTAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. It is a type of anti aircraft system.Land based SAMs can be deployed from fixed installations or mobile… …   Wikipedia

  • surface-to-air missile — noun a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target • Syn: ↑SAM • Hypernyms: ↑guided missile • Hyponyms: ↑MANPAD, ↑Stinger • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • surface-to-air missile — noun A ground based anti aircraft missile. See Also: air to air missile, air to surface missile, surface to surface missile …   Wiktionary

  • surface-to-air missile — /sɜfəs tu ˈɛə mɪsaɪl/ (say serfuhs tooh air misuyl) noun a missile which is designed to be launched from the ground against airborne targets …   Australian English dictionary

  • surface-to-air missile installation — A surface to air missile site with the surface to air missile system hardware installed …   Military dictionary

  • surface-to-air missile envelope — That air space within the kill capabilities of a specific surface to air missile system …   Military dictionary

  • surface-to-air missile site — A plot of ground prepared in such a manner that it will readily accept the hardware used in surface to air missile system …   Military dictionary

  • surface-to-air missile envelope — The airspace within the kill capabilities of a specific surface to air missile system …   Aviation dictionary


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