interceptor

noun in·ter·cep·tor \ ˌin-tər-ˈsep-tər \
variants: or less commonly intercepter
Updated on: 19 May 2018

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

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First Known Use of interceptor

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Definition of interceptor for English Language Learners

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



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