interceptor

or in·ter·cept·er

[ in-ter-sep-ter ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈsɛp tər /

noun

a person or thing that intercepts.
Military. a fighter aircraft with fast-reaction capabilities, used to identify and, if appropriate, engage other aircraft in combat.

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Origin of interceptor

1590–1600; <Latin, equivalent to intercep- (see intercept) + -tor -tor
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interceptor

intercepter

/ (ˌɪntəˈsɛptə) /

noun

a person or thing that intercepts
a fast highly manoeuvrable fighter aircraft used to intercept enemy aircraft
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