Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target

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Synonyms of Sam

surface-to-air missile

Alternate forms of Sam

Hyponyms: manpad, stinger

Hypernyms: guided missile

Origin of the word Sam

  1. 1958, acronym for surface to air missile. more

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