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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target;
[syn: surface-to-air missile, SAM]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Missile \Mis"sile\, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster] 2. A rocket-propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive materials to a target. [PJC] Note: Numerous types of rocket-propelled missile[2] are now used in modern warfare. Some types with names indicating their range or function are: antiaircraft missile; ballistic missile; cruise missile; antiballistic missile missile; air-to-air missile; air-to-ground missile; guided missile; intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM); intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM); surface-to-air missile.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surface-to-air missile n 1: a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target [syn: surface-to-air missile, SAM]