Definition of surface-to-air in English:

surface-to-air

Syllabification: sur·face-to-air

adjective

[attributive]
  • (Of a missile) designed to be fired from the ground or a vessel at an aircraft.
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    • 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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