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surface-to-air missile

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
surface-to-air missileˌsurface-to-air ˈmissile noun [countable]  PMWa missile that is fired at planes from the land or from a ship
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surface-to-air missileThe new SA-10 surface-to-air missile, being installed across the Soviet Union, can also shoot down cruise missiles.Previous errors have included a sheep dip targeted after it was mistaken for a surface-to-air missile launch site.
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