American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of interceptor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which intercepts; an opponent.
- n. Specifically, in machinery, a T-shaped cylindrical vessel employed in connection with engines to prevent particles of water from being carried into the cylinder with the steam; a steam-separator. The steam, in its passage through the intercepter, meets a diaphragmplate by which the water is thrown out and is subsequently drawn off by a drain-cock.
- n. Alternative form of interceptor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, intercepts.
- n. (Mil.) A high-speed fighter airplane with fast-climbing capability, used to intercept enemy airplanes or identify unknown aircraft and engage them in combat if necessary; also, a missile which intercepts and destroys incoming missiles or airplanes.
“Watchers reported an intercepter had a contact, on the time mark and not far off the Ku's projected track.”
“Scaptius, an old babbler at assemblies? that Scaptius would be rendered distinguished by this statue: that the Roman people would assume the character of a usurper and intercepter of the claims of others.”
“Les ordinateurs pourront intercepter ces types de messages et les corriger visuellement.”
“That defence thou hast, betake thee tot: of what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I know not; but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard-end.”
“She had the heels of all of them before the wind, and might have run down any intercepter, but seemed not to know it, or to lose all nerve.”
“SU-30 aircraft is a twin engine, twin seater, multi-role fighter that can simultaneously be operated as an intercepter, bomber and trainer.”
“Air Force, for the first time in history, was unable to get aloft intercepter aircraft, to crash into the Pentagon.”
“LeBeau played 14 seasons at cornerback for the Detroit Lions and finished his career as the third-leading intercepter in NFL history.”
“That defence thou hast, betake thee to't: of what nature the wrongs are thou hast done him, I know not; but thy intercepter, full of despite, bloody as the hunter, attends thee at the orchard-end: dismount thy tuck, be yare in thy preparation, for thy assailant is quick, skilful and deadly.”
“Au rang desquelles le contrôle de l'autorité judiciaire dans le traitement des données des fournisseurs d'accès pour intercepter les pirates de l'internet.”
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