Interceptor



[in-ter-sep-ter] /ˌɪn tərˈsɛp tər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
Military. a fighter aircraft with fast-reaction capabilities, used to identify and, if appropriate, engage other aircraft in combat.
/ˌɪntəˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that intercepts
2.
a fast highly manoeuvrable fighter aircraft used to intercept enemy aircraft
n.

1590s, from Latin interceptor, agent noun from intercipere (see intercept). As a type of fast fighter aircraft, from 1930.

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