Intercepter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Intercepter (Mil) A high-speed fighter airplane with fast-climbing capability, used to intercept enemy airplanes or identify unknown aircraft and engage them in combat if necessary; also, a missile which intercepts and destroys incoming missiles or airplanes.
    • Intercepter One who, or that which, intercepts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The football huddle started at Gallaudet University (the world's only accredited four-year liberal arts college for the deaf) in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their signed messages and intercepting their plays.
    • n intercepter One who or that which intercepts; an opponent.
    • n intercepter Specifically, in machinery, a T-shaped cylindrical vessel employed in connection with engines to prevent particles of water from being carried into the cylinder with the steam; a steam-separator. The steam, in its passage through the intercepter, meets a diaphragmplate by which the water is thrown out and is subsequently drawn off by a drain-cock.
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
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    “The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Everything intercepts us from ourselves.”

Usage

In literature:

Who had sent these French to intercept the explorers?
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
The British were encamped in full force along the North River, opposite to these points of interception.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
We can send these missiles out to intercept 'em.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Clive captured one of the messengers, and set off with his force to intercept him.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
And George Collins must not be permitted to intercept it.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
They know by the arc the baying hounds make the size of the circle the fox will take and where to intercept him.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
Why, as that waiter you intercept the taking of ten thousand dollars, and prevent the heroine from being abducted.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
A letter was pretended to be intercepted, and was communicated to the committee, who pretended to lay great stress upon it.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
Athol deserted their cause; and Mar suffered himself to be intercepted in his retreat.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The Turkish soldiers, seeing this manoeuvre, gave chase to them, whilst others were ordered round to intercept their flight at the back.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
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In poetry:

The moon in silver glory shone,
And not a cloud in sight;
When suddenly a shade begun
To intercept her light.
"The Moon In Silver Glory Shone" by John Newton
Made the high mountain and firm rock,
Where bleating cattle stray;
And the strong, stately, spreading oak,
That intercepts the day.
"Hymn To God's Power" by James Thomson
No darkness now, no dismal night,
No vapour intercepts the light;
We see for ever face to face,
The highest Prince in highest place.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
These royalties rust-eaten,
These worm-corroded lies,
That keep thine head storm-beaten
And sunlike strength of eyes
From the open heaven and air of intercepted skies;
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
A land of lovers false and gay;
A land where people dread a "curse;"
A land of letters gone astray,
Or intercepted, which is worse;
Where weddings false fond maids betray,
And all the babes are changed at nurse.
"Partant Pour La Scribie" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Player Completions Attempts Interceptions Yards TDs Rating.
The Bundeswehr conducted its first firing under its own responsibility of its Modular, Automatic and Network capable Targeting and Interception System ( MANTIS ) counter-rocket, artillery and mortar system last month.
Brilinski intercepted a pass at the Maroon 40 on the Braves' opening drive of the second half.
Since Virginia Tech lost to Clemson 23-3 on Oct 1, quarterback Logan Thomas has accounted for 23 touchdowns and thrown just two interceptions.
After his impressive Denver Broncos debut last week, Manning has now thrown three interceptions in the first quarter of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" game at Atlanta.
Aaron Curry then intercepted by.
Anthony Craft had two touchdown catches and an interception.
LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe inspectors intercepted two boats carrying invasive quagga mussels last week, according to a Tahoe Resource Conservation District press release.
Corpse was intercepted in Bolivia and returned to Peru.
A neckband that intercepts nerve signals allows you to talk on the phone without emitting a sound.
USS Nimitz intercepts tons of pot near U.S.-Mexico border.
Federal agents intercepted eleven pounds of marijuana bound for St Martins Press's Flatiron headquarters earlier this month, reports The Smoking Gun.
Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, Andrew Luck misfired on two interceptions returned for touchdowns and the New England Patriots tied their single-game scoring record with a 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Tony Romo threw five interceptions as the Chicago Bears trounced the Dallas Cowboys 34-18.
Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter, then with the Saints, runs back an interception off Peyton Manning, then with the Colts, in Super Bowl XLIV.
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In science:

The image of the slits can be sharp only if those photons, which it would seem have to have been intercepted by the obstacles, are in fact not removed from the beam.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Let us reiterate here that the model with σt (s) ∝ ln2s is not compatible with a linear pomeron tra jectory having the intercept 1.
Elastic $pp$ and $\bar pp$ scattering in the models of unitarized pomeron
Clearly this model leads to the unreasonable intercept value for the crossing-odd reggeon, α− (0) = 0.34.
Elastic $pp$ and $\bar pp$ scattering in the models of unitarized pomeron
We use the standard data set for the π±p and K ± p total cross sections and the ratios ρ (at 5 GeV≤ √s <2000 GeV) to find intercepts of C± -reggeons and couplings of the reggeon and pomeron exchanges.
Elastic $pp$ and $\bar pp$ scattering in the models of unitarized pomeron
At the second stage of the fitting procedure we fix all the intercept and coupling values obtained at the first stage.
Elastic $pp$ and $\bar pp$ scattering in the models of unitarized pomeron
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