NORAD

[nawr-ad]
noun
a joint U.S.-Canadian air force command responsible for detecting aircraft and space vehicles deemed a threat to the continental airspace.

Origin:
Nor(th American) A(ir) D(efence Command).

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NORAD
North American Aerospace Defense Commandformerly North American Air Defense Command
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