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SAM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does SAM mean? 

SAM (noun)
  The noun SAM has 1 sense:

1. a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target

  Familiarity information: SAM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAM (noun)


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Meaning:

A guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

SAM; surface-to-air missile

Hypernyms ("SAM" is a kind of...):

guided missile (a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "SAM"):

MANPAD (a man-portable surface-to-air missile)

Stinger (a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder)

Holonyms ("SAM" is a part of...):

surface-to-air missile system (the shipboard system that fires missiles at aircraft)


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