I work as ATC in Korea. And recently i have question about the exact meaning of the word 'intercept'.
In FAA order 7110.65, 5-9-1 vector to final approach course, "vector to intercept the final approach course", The Korean manual interprets the word of the sentence 'intercept' as "crossing".
I think the word 'intercept' means not 'crossing' but means the state just on the final, not exactly crossing but just 'established'.
The reason why i have question about this is that in the PAR approach, for precision approach, the final controller can vector aircraft to be exactly on the final beyond the faf although he started control in the state aircraft is not exactly on final.
So I think 'intercept' doesn't mean "crossing" but something else... Because I'm not native English speaker I want to know the exact meaning of the word 'intercept'. Please help me!