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surface-to-air missile


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

  • n. A guided missile launched from land or sea against an airborne target.

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  • n. A ground-based anti-aircraft missile.

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

  • n. a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target


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  • Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara knew that Soviet technicians were installing and often operating the new surface-to-air missile batteries.

    On Yankee Station

  • They must attempt to pinpoint the mobile Russian-built surface-to-air missile sites — Sam to us — and they must bring us up-to-date on how many interceptor aircraft — Migs — we might look for.

    Thud Ridge

  • The first such tactic is the use of a surface-to-air missile or bomb to bring down a commercial jetliner.

    The Longest War


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