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interceptor

[‚in·tər′sep·tər]
(aerospace engineering)
A manned aircraft utilized for the identification or engagement of airborne objects.

Interceptor

 

a device for the local stalling of an airflow against an airframe.

An interceptor is usually a sliding, rotating, or fixed metal plate mounted on an airplane wing at right angles to the flow to improve longitudinal and transverse stability during flight and to reduce the landing run.

interceptor

A device to trap, remove, or separate deleterious, hazardous, or undesirable matter (such as oil, grease, gasoline, sand, and sediment) from normal waste conveyed through it, permitting normal sewage or liquid wastes to discharge into the disposal terminal by gravity.
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When police launched these interceptors, Police Commissioner B.
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How rock 'n' roll to be able to say you spent your pension on a Jensen Interceptor.
Russian officials suspect the interceptors were a counter to their missiles and had indicated that they would not consider further nuclear arms cuts unless their concerns were resolved.
Finally, a defensive plan that entails shooting one interceptor and assessing its success before firing others obviates the need to fire large salvos of very expensive interceptors.
The repairs to this are being conducted to minimize risk of future collapses and prepare the interceptor for many more years of service to the community.
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Ford Middle East has launched the all-new 2013 Ford Police Interceptor models, the only all-wheel-drive vehicles specifically built for law enforcement.
ONE of British motoring's most iconic models, the Jensen Interceptor, is back in business - though sports car fans are unlikely to get their hands on one for another three years.