heatseeker

heatseeker

[′hēt ‚sēk·ər]
(ordnance)
A guided missile incorporating an infrared device for homing on heat-radiating machines or installations, such as an aircraft engine or a blast furnace.

heatseeker

(person, jargon)
(IBM) A customer who can be relied upon to buy, without fail, the latest version of an existing product (not quite the same as a member of the lunatic fringe). A 1993 example of a heatseeker is someone who, owning a 286 PC and Windows 3.0, goes out and buys Windows 3.1 (which offers no worthwhile benefits unless you have a 386). If all customers were heatseekers, vast amounts of money could be made by just fixing the bugs in each release (n) and selling it to them as release (n+1).
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The band's most successful single in this country was Heatseeker, which fell just short of the top 10 with a number 12 placing in 1988.
FELLOW AC/DC tribute HEATSEEKER are the big attraction at the Studio in Hartlepool tonight.
Other shows coming up are The folk band Houghton Weavers, play Bred In Heaven, inspired by the rugby-based film Grand Slam, Welsh language show Gardd Gerdd Hudol Iori for under fives, JB Priestley's classic tale An Inspector Calls, plus Vienna Festival Ballet and AC/DC tribute band, Heatseeker.
A $110,000 Keeneland September yearling buy, Lord Shanakill was bred by Gillian and Vimal Khosla and Caroline Green out of the Theatrical mare Green Room, a half-sister to Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Handicap winner Spanish Fern and to the dam of Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap winner Heatseeker.
Songs such as Big Jack, Smash 'n' Grab and Wheels fit seamlessly into that high-decibel catalogue that already includes Thunderstruck, Heatseeker, Whole Lotta Rosie and Highway To Hell.
He ran second in the Grade II San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita to begin 2008, returned to beat Santa Anita Handicap winner Heatseeker in the Grade II San Antonio Handicap, and finished a strong third in the Dubai World Cup in March -- finishing behind Curlin and Asiatic Boy -- before receiving a well-deserved, four-month break.
With this in mind, I never expected much from Heatseeker.
HEATSEEKER, PS2, Nintendo Wii, Codemasters, pounds 39.
Well, Heatseeker has a plot, characters, voiceovers, mission briefings and still manages to retain some of the Wii sense of fun.
The jagged single, Heatseeker, sets the high standard the rest of the album struggles to match.
Forecast punters may do well to rely on Heatseeker for the runner-up spot.