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Meaning of interceptor

in•ter•cep•tor

Pronunciation: (in"tur-sep'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that intercepts.
  2. a fighter aircraft with fast-reaction capabilities, used to identify and, if appropriate, engage other aircraft in combat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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