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air-to-surface

[air-tuh-sur-fuh s] /ˈɛər təˈsɜr fəs/
adjective
1.
operating or directed from a flying aircraft to the surface:
air-to-surface missiles.
adverb
2.
from a flying aircraft to the surface of the earth:
They released the rockets air-to-surface.
Also called air-to-ground
[air-tuh-ground] /ˈɛər təˈgraʊnd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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