Definition of Surface-to-air

1. Adjective. Operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target. "Surface-to-air missiles"

Definition of Surface-to-air

1. Adjective. (context: of a missile) fired from the ground, or from a ship, at an aircraft in flight, or at an incoming missile ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surface-to-air

surf lifesaving
surf rider
surf riders
surf riding
surf ski
surf skis
surface-active agent
surface-conduction electron-emitter display
surface-conduction electron-emitter displays
surface-to-air (current term)
surface-to-air missile
surface-to-air missile system
surface area
surface areas
surface boundary layer
surface boundary layers
surface car
surface cars
surface clutter
surface energy
surface fire
surface gage
surface gauge

Literary usage of Surface-to-air

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Operation Desert Storm: Evaluation of the Air Campaign by Kwai-Cheung Chan (1998)
"The iocs were linked to air bases with interceptor aircraft, as well as to dozens of surface-to-air missile and antiaircraft artillery sites. ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... with provisions for their formation into a surface striking force should such action appear likely and/or desirable. surface-to-air guided missile—(DOD, ..."

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