English version

heat-seeking

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
heat-seekingˈheat-ˌseeking adjective 🔊 🔊 PMWa heat-seeking weapon is able to find and move towards the hot gases from an aircraft or rocket and destroy it
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heat-seekingTests of the tiny organs show that they respond to infrared light by swelling slightly, triggering heat-seeking behavior.Police drafted armed officers into the village and called in a helicopter with heat-seeking equipment.And Buchanan goes after it like a heat-seeking missile.He was like a heat-seeking missile.The only alternative is a heat-seeking missile.Not unless they had radar or heat-seeking missiles, which they didn't.
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