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