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Definition of "interceptor" []

  • One that intercepts, specifically a fast-climbing, highly maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft or a guided missile designed to intercept enemy missiles and spacecraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interceptor" in a sentence
  • "A mobile phone call interceptor device (Credit: ESD Group) "People have this misconception that if they're using a 3G phone their call cannot be intercepted because the 3G network provides them with a bit more security," Goldsmith said."
  • "Russia has completed preliminary testing of a long-term interceptor missile for the advanced S-400 missile-defense system, the chief of the Almaz-Antei design bureau said on Wednesday."
  • "And which the president, at least, has been happy to accept the notion of interceptor missiles."