interceptor

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noun in·ter·cep·tor \ˌin-tər-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of interceptor

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

1598

First Known Use of interceptor

1598

Variants of interceptor

less commonly

intercepter


INTERCEPTOR Defined for English Language Learners

interceptor

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noun in·ter·cep·tor \ˌin-tər-ˈsep-tər\

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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