air-to-surface

[ air-tuh-sur-fuh s ]
/ ˈɛər təˈsɜr fəs /

adjective

operating or directed from a flying aircraft to the surface: air-to-surface missiles.

adverb

from a flying aircraft to the surface of the earth: They released the rockets air-to-surface.

Origin of air-to-surface

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called air-to-ground [air-tuh-ground] /ˈɛər təˈgraʊnd/.
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