French translation of 'near miss'
- [of planes]
⇒ Most near misses in the air are caused by pilot error.
La plupart des quasi-collisions sont dues à des erreurs de pilotage.
- (when aiming)
coup m manqué de peu
- (in competition, = near-victory)
Example Sentences Including 'near miss'
She slumped against the wheel, with sweat pouring down her face and her hands shaking helplessly at the near miss.Doll's Eyes
And it had a systems fault which was only rectified after a near miss.Alastair McLean's 'Night Watch'
`Worth a try,' he said, feeling shaky as if it was a near miss , not that he'd been intending to get anywhere.PROSPECT HILL (2003)
Translation of near miss from the Collins English to French Dictionary