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vb (tr) , sams, samming or sammed
sam hold of dialect Northern English to collect; gather up
n acronym for
(Military) surface-to-air missile
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|Noun||1.||SAM - a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target|
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
MANPAD - a man-portable surface-to-air missile
Stinger - a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
surface-to-air missile system - the shipboard system that fires missiles at aircraft
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