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.
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The HeatSeeker 160 thermal imaging camera for electricians, maintenance engineers and consultants delivers a high resolution thermal image at 160 x 120 pixels) and is fully radiometric, so it will capture temperature measurements over the entire image.
Easily the best offspring sired by Sillery stallion Silic, Gladiatorus hails from an outstanding family: his granddam is Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Al Bahathri - producer of 2,000 Guineas hero Haafhd - and Group/Grade 1 winners Hearts Of Fire, Heatseeker and Lord Shanakill are all close relations.
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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.
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With this in mind, I never expected much from Heatseeker.
Well, Heatseeker has a plot, characters, voiceovers, mission briefings and still manages to retain some of the Wii sense of fun.