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surface-to-air missile

noun

Simple Definition of surface-to-air missile

  • : a missile that is fired from the ground or a ship and directed at an airplane

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of surface-to-air missile

  1. :  a missile that is fired from the ground or a ship and directed at an airplane

Word by Word Definitions

surface-to-air
  1. :  launched from the ground against a target in the air

missileplay
  1. :  capable of being thrown or projected to strike a distant object

    :  adapted for throwing or hurling missiles

  1. : :  an object (as a weapon) thrown or projected usually so as to strike something at a distance : as

    :  guided missile

    :  ballistic missile


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