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surface-to-air

Syllabification: sur·face-to-air

Definition of surface-to-air in English:

adjective

[attributive]
(Of a missile) designed to be fired from the ground or a vessel at an aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The two men are suspected of trying to smuggle into this country shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles designed to shoot down aircraft.
  • The same day, a shoulder-launched, surface-to-air missile was fired at a US aircraft, but missed.
  • A US defence official said the land-based surface-to-air missile was fired from the Crimean region of Ukraine.

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