air-to-ground missile
Missile Mis"sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster]

2. A rocket-propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive materials to a target. [PJC]

Note: Numerous types of rocket-propelled missile[2] are now used in modern warfare. Some types with names indicating their range or function are: {antiaircraft missile}; {ballistic missile}; {cruise missile}; {antiballistic missile missile}; {air-to-air missile}; {air-to-ground missile}; {guided missile}; {intercontinental ballistic missile} (IBM); {intermediate range ballistic missile} (IRBM); {surface-to-air missile}.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • air to ground missile — missile which is launched from the air and intended to strike a target on the ground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air-to-ground missile — missile which is launched from the air and intended to strike a target on the ground …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Air-to-surface missile — An air to surface missile (also, air to ground missile, AGM, ASM or ATGM) is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft (bombers, attack aircraft, fighter aircraft or other kinds) and strike ground targets on land, at sea, or both.… …   Wikipedia

  • air-to-surface missile — /ɛə tə ˈsɜfəs mɪsaɪl/ (say air tuh serfuhs misuyl) noun a missile, usually guided, designed to be fired from an aircraft at a target on the ground. Also, air to ground missile …   Australian English dictionary

  • air-to-surface missile — noun a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑air to ground missile • Hypernyms: ↑missile …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-to-ground — adj. Air to ground is used with these nouns: ↑missile …   Collocations dictionary

  • air-to-air missile — Missile Mis sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster] 2. A rocket propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air-to-air missile — An air to air missile (AAM) is a guided missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft. It is typically powered by one or more rocket motors, usually solid fuelled but sometimes liquid fuelled. Ramjet engines, as… …   Wikipedia

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