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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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An official who monitored the test said the intercepter seemed to have "seen" the target using its sensors, and it closed on the Minuteman, then missed it.
They had replied to a radio inquiry from the pilot of the Sukhoi Su-29 intercepter by activating their automatic distress signal.
pour intercepter toute force cherchant a penetrer a Benghazi parce qu'ils n'ont pas de legitimite etatique[beaucoup plus grand que], affirme le Premier ministre Abdallah al Thinni, qualifiant la force de Haftar de [beaucoup moins que]groupe hors la loi[beaucoup plus grand que].
Alertes par un eleveur au sujet du vol de 50 de ses betes, les gendarmes ont immediatement boucle les principaux axes routiers et sont parvenus a intercepter, sur une piste pres de la carriere de Henancha, un camion transportant 33 betes, a precise le responsable de la cellule de communication du groupement territorial de Gendarmerie nationale, le commandant Redha Oukali.
Renforcer sa capacite a intercepter des missiles nord-coreens.
Dans une autre operation, un detachement de l'ANP de Djanet a reussi a intercepter deux vehicules 4X4, a bord desquels il a ete trouve une mitrailleuse lourde 12,7mm, un fusil mitrailleur FM, un fusil a repetition ainsi qu'une importante quantite de munitions de differents calibres et un grand nombre de roquettes RPG7.
Les douaniers d'Arzew ont, au cours d'un barrage routier dresse dans la localite d'Oued Tlelat, reussi a intercepter une importante quantite de produits de contrebande.
Donald Tusk said the US had agreed to a key Polish demand that it improve Poland's defences in exchange for placing 10 missile defence intercepters in the country.