HyperDic: sam

English > 1 sense of the word SAM:
NOUNartifactSAM, surface-to-air missilea guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
SAM > pronunciation
Soundssae'm
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > SAM: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target.
Synonymsurface-to-air missile
Part ofsurface-to-air missile systemThe shipboard system that fires missiles at aircraft
NarrowerMANPADA man-portable surface-to-air missile
StingerA portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse
Broaderguided missileA rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
Spanishmissil tierra-aire
Catalanmíssil sòl-aire, míssil terra-aire

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