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near miss

[′nir ′mis]
(ordnance)
The strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.

near miss

i. Any circumstance in flight where the degree of separation between two aircraft is considered by either pilot to have constituted a hazardous situation involving a potential risk of collision. Also called an air miss.
ii. As it pertains to weapon delivery, it is the strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, near but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.
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