surface-to-air
adjective Date: 1949 launched from the ground against a target in the air

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  • surface-to-air — ☆ surface to air [sʉr′fisto͞o er′ ] adj. designating a missile launched from the surface of the earth and directed at a target in the air …   English World dictionary

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  • surface-to-air — adjective operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target surface to air missiles • Ant: ↑air to surface, ↑air to air * * * ˌsurface to ˈair f60 [surface to air] …   Useful english dictionary

  • surface-to-air — /serr fis tooh air /, adj. 1. (of a missile, message, etc.) capable of traveling from the surface of the earth to a target in the atmosphere. adv. 2. from the surface of the earth to a target in the atmosphere: an antimissile missile fired… …   Universalium

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

  • surface-to-air — ADJ: ADJ n Surface to air missiles are fired from the ground or a boat and aimed at aircraft or at other missiles …   English dictionary

  • surface-to-air — adjective surface to air missile a missile (1) that is fired at planes from the land or from a ship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • surface-to-air — sur′face to air′ adj. mil (of a missile) capable of traveling from the surface of the earth to a target in the atmosphere • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • surface-to-air — UK / US adjective used to describe a missile that is fired from the ground or from a ship to hit aircraft or other missiles in the air …   English dictionary

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