surface-to-air missile

Definitions of surface-to-air missile
  1. noun
    a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
    synonyms: SAM
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    a man-portable surface-to-air missile
    a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
    type of:
    guided missile
    a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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