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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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One of the system's key challenges has been the development of the kill vehicles, which have gone through several iterations since the interceptors were initially deployed.
Thirty-four of the 37 GMD interceptors have the vulnerable circuit boards, the Times reported.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "Thanks to everyone who came down to Middlesbrough today and even stood in the rain waiting to meet our Police Interceptors - it was great to see such a big crowd.
No other district or range has used night interceptors or pull up the guilty.
How rock 'n' roll to be able to say you spent your pension on a Jensen Interceptor.
The ministry will also consider introducing land-based SM-3 missile interceptors, the newspaper added.
An Obama administration official said that the increase in interceptors is a logical response to an evolving threat from North Korea, the report added.
Bush sought to base long-range interceptors in central Europe to stop Iranian missiles from reaching the U.
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.
Ford Middle East has launched the all-new 2013 Ford Police Interceptor models, the only all-wheel-drive vehicles specifically built for law enforcement.
The city of Westlake, OH, got an interesting wake-up call in 2006 when a sanitary sewer interceptor line in the nearby city of Lorain failed dramatically.
At the time, Japan exempted United States-bound exports of missile interceptors to be developed by the two countries from its arms embargo rules.