Meaning of “surface-to-air missile” in the English Dictionary

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"surface-to-air missile" in British English

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surface-to-air missilenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɜː.fɪs.təˌeə ˈmɪs.aɪl/ us /ˌsɝː.fɪs.təˌer ˈmɪs.əl/ abbreviation SAM

a missile (= flying weapon) that is fired from land or the sea towards aircraft or other missiles

(Definition of “surface-to-air missile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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