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

  • n. Variant of interceptor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of interceptor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, intercepts.
  • n. 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.

from The 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.


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  • Watchers reported an intercepter had a contact, on the time mark and not far off the Ku's projected track.

    The Dragon Never Sleeps

  • 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.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • Les ordinateurs pourront intercepter ces types de messages et les corriger visuellement.

    Entretiens / Interviews / Entrevistas

  • 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.

    Act III. Scene IV. Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will

  • 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.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • SU-30 aircraft is a twin engine, twin seater, multi-role fighter that can simultaneously be operated as an intercepter, bomber and trainer. - Articles related to Govt orders radar to track movement in thick forests

  • 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. - News

  • 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.

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

  • 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.

    European Tribune


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