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surface-to-surface

[sur-fis-tuh-sur-fis]
adjective
  1. (of a missile, message, etc.) capable of traveling from a base on the surface of the earth to a target also on the surface.
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adverb
  1. from a base on the surface of the earth to a target on the surface.
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Examples from the Web for surface-to-surface

Historical Examples of surface-to-surface

  • The forces had no surface-to-surface missile capability in 1970.

    Area Handbook for Albania

    Eugene K. Keefe


British Dictionary definitions for surface-to-surface

surface-to-surface

adjective
  1. of or relating to a missile launched from the surface of the earth against surface targets
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