: launched from an airplane or helicopter at a target on the earth's surface
The B-52G … was equipped at one time with the Hound Dog air-to-surface missile, which had a range of over 500 miles.Jeffrey A. Merkley, B-1B Bomber and Options for Enhancements, 1988

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air-to-surface was in 1946

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“Air-to-surface.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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