surface-to-air missile(redirected from SAM battery)
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surface-to-air missile[′sər·fəs tü ′er ‚mis·əl]
A guided missile designed to be fired at an airborne target from the ground or from the deck of a surface ship; examples include Bomarc, Hawk, Nike, Talos, Tartar, Terrier, and Wizard. Abbreviated SAM.