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

  • n. One that intercepts, specifically a fast-climbing, highly maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft or a guided missile designed to intercept enemy missiles and spacecraft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Anything that intercepts another
  • n. A fast, maneuverable fighter aircraft designed to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft before they can attack
  • n. A guided missile designed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles
  • n. In Architecture / Engineering, A device to trap, remove, or separate deleterious, hazardous, or undesirable matter (such as oil, grease, gasoline, sand, and sediment) from normal waste conveyed through it, permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the disposal terminal by gravity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as intercepter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as intercepter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft


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