interceptor


in·ter·cep·tor

noun \ˌin-tər-ˈsep-tər\

: a fast military plane or missile used to defend against enemy planes or enemy missiles

Full Definition of INTERCEPTOR

:  one that intercepts; specifically :  a light high-speed fast-climbing fighter plane or missile designed for defense against raiding bombers or missiles

Variants of INTERCEPTOR

in·ter·cep·tor also in·ter·cept·er \ˌin-tər-ˈsep-tər\

First Known Use of INTERCEPTOR

1598

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