surface-to-air missile

noun

Definition of surface-to-air missile

: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

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

  2. : adapted for throwing or hurling missiles

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

  2. : guided missile

  3. : ballistic missile


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