intercepter

interceptor

[in-ter-sep-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that intercepts.
2.
Military. a fighter aircraft with fast-reaction capabilities, used to identify and, if appropriate, engage other aircraft in combat.
Also, intercepter.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin, equivalent to intercep- (see intercept) + -tor -tor2

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interceptor or intercepter (ˌɪntəˈsɛptə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that intercepts
2.  a fast highly manoeuvrable fighter aircraft used to intercept enemy aircraft
 
intercepter or intercepter
 
n

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