Definition of Interceptor

1. Noun. A fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft.

Generic synonyms: Attack Aircraft, Fighter, Fighter Aircraft
Derivative terms: Intercept



Definition of Interceptor

1. Noun. Anything that intercepts another ¹

2. Noun. A fast, maneuverable fighter aircraft designed to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft before they can attack ¹

3. Noun. A guided missile designed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles ¹

4. Noun. In Architecture / Engineering, A device to trap, remove, or separate deleterious, hazardous, or undesirable matter (such as oil, grease, gasoline, sand, and sediment) from normal waste conveyed through it, permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the disposal terminal by gravity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interceptor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Interceptor

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interceptive orthodontic treatment
interceptor (current term)
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intercerebral
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Literary usage of Interceptor

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1. Report by Hartford (Conn.). Dept. of Engineering, Frederick Luther Ford (1909)
"By the City Engineer's modified plan, new local sewers discharging westerly into the new interceptor instead of easterly into the northeast trunk sewer, ..."

2. Sewerage: The Designing, Constructing and Maintaining of Sewerage Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1922)
"The best form of interceptor to be employed is determined largely by the ... LEAPING-WEIR interceptor. length of opening required in the invert can be only ..."

3. The Evolution of Greater Britain's Antiseptic House & Town Sewage-drainage by Isaac Shone (1914)
"Those illustrations and the lettered and figured skeleton-like interceptor, shown in elevation on Drawing No. 38, which is to be found Drawing opposite to ..."

4. Alternative Wastewater Collection Systems Manual (1994)
"Alternative locations for interceptor tanks. PL 1 interceptor ¡TANK PL 1 ... Typical interceptor tank outlet baffles. AIR VENT — FLOW LINE SERVICE LATERAL ..."

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