from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a series of Russian fighter aircraft using piston and later jet engines, such as the MiG 15, an interceptor used during the Korean War, and the MiG 21, exported around the world during the 1970s.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of a series of Soviet and Russian fighter aircraft


After Artem Ivanovich Mi(koyan) (1905-1970) and Mikhail Iosifovich G(urevich) (1892-1976), Russian aircraft designers.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Artyom Ivanovich Mikoyan (from Armenian Միկոյան (Mikoyan)) + i (and) + Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, the original designers. (Wiktionary)



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