Adjective "interceptor" definition and examples

(Interceptor may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪntəˈsɛptə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person or thing that intercepts.
  1. 'Surface water will be intercepted and silt traps and an oil interceptor, if required, will be installed to prevent suspended solids and oil/diesel from machinery discharging to streams.'
  2. 'Well, the most salient fact about that missile test was that, like the more grandiose Pacific tests of the Star Wars interceptors, it was a failure.'
  3. 'Several Liberals pleaded with the prime minister to withhold Canadian backing of the plan, which involves planting missile interceptors in the U.S. and, eventually, abroad.'
  4. 'They investigated the viability of an alternative approach to solving the network problem by providing an interceptor along the route of the proposed inner relief road.'
  5. 'These sea-based interceptors are designed to knock out short to intermediate-range missiles closer to their launch pads.'
  6. 'The interceptor is too slow to get anywhere near to a real intercontinental missile.'
  7. 'As well, oil and grit interceptors are to be placed in the parking lot to ensure storm water is dealt with appropriately.'
  8. 'But he will say that the most ludicrous aspect of the system (namely, the petition interceptors whose mission was to reduce the number of registered petitioners) has been eliminated, or so it seems.'
  9. 'Approximately 4,600 small interceptors would be deployed in orbit, each capable of homing in on and destroying incoming hostile warheads.'
  10. '‘The ABM treaty is a relic of the past,’ Bush said, arguing in favour of a missile defence system of interceptors to protect against incoming missiles from ‘rogue’ states.'
  11. 'Reports of possible trouble on a BA flight from Baltimore to London led to the RAF scrambling two fighter interceptors to escort the plane home.'
  12. 'They scrambled fighter interceptors because they were tracking strange objects on radar making all kinds of radical maneuvers.'
  13. 'He effectively shows, even to the novice, that the design requirements for interceptors, ‘bomber-fighters,’ and air-superiority fighters are very dissimilar.'
  14. 'This is a very important parameter for an interceptor attempting to engage an incoming enemy aircraft.'
  15. 'Production was cancelled abruptly in 1944 when it became apparent that Germany needed fewer hulking anti-tank aircraft and more nimble interceptors.'
  16. 'No attempts were made to resume the program, which initially envisaged a ramjet-powered interceptor and even a commercial aircraft.'
  17. 'Anticipating that the opponent may employ their own fighters or interceptors, you may want to add some gun-ships.'
  18. 'Fighter jets provide escort, tail aircraft and act as interceptors.'
  19. 'There are small strike craft, such as fighters, bombers, interceptors, and mechs, corvettes, smaller capital ships such as frigates, and then the larger cruisers, carriers and battleships.'
  20. 'Faster interceptors can fly farther in the time available, reducing the number required.'

More definitions

1. a person or thing that intercepts.

2. Military. a fighter aircraft with fast-reaction capabilities, used to identify and, if appropriate, engage other aircraft in combat.

More examples(as adjective)

"planes can be interceptor."

"missiles can be interceptor."

"jets can be interceptor."

"programmes can be interceptor."