a male given name, form of Samuel.
a female given name, form of Samantha. Unabridged


surface-to-air missile.
Space Available Mail: a special air service for sending parcels weighing up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) to overseas members of the armed forces: only the regular parcel post rate to the U.S. port of shipment is charged.
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sam (sæm)
vb , sams, samming, sammed
dialect (Northern English) sam hold of to collect; gather up

SAM (sæm)
n acronym for
surface-to-air missile

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1958, acronym for surface to air missile.
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Walton   (wôl'tən)  Pronunciation Key 
Irish physicist who, with John Cockcroft, was the first to successfully split an atom using a particle accelerator in 1932. For this work they shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for physics.
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Sam definition

  1. n.
    federal agents; federal narcotics agents. (Also a term of address. From Uncle (Sam).) : Sam is working hard to put an end to all this drug trouble.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. sequential access method

  2. single Asian male

  3. surface-to-air missile

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