antiaircraft


antiaircraft
noun
artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Syn: ↑antiaircraft gun, ↑flak, ↑flack, ↑pom-pom, ↑ack-ack, ↑ack-ack gun
Hypernyms: ↑gun
Hyponyms: ↑Bofors gun
Part Meronyms: ↑predictor
adjective
designed for defense from a surface position against air attack
Similar to: ↑defensive

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  • antiaircraft — [an΄tīer′kraft΄] adj. used for defense against hostile aircraft [an antiaircraft gun] …   English World dictionary

  • antiaircraft — /an tee air kraft , krahft , an tuy /, adj. 1. designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft. n. 2. artillery used against enemy aircraft. 3. a military organization operating and servicing antiaircraft artillery. 4. shellfire from… …   Universalium

  • antiaircraft — 1. adjective Intended to attack aircraft. Syn: AA, double A, AAA, triple A, ack ack, air defence, air defense, anti air 2. noun a) Antiaircraft artillery …   Wiktionary

  • antiaircraft — adjective (only before noun) antiaircraft weapons are used against enemy aircraft: antiaircraft missiles …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • antiaircraft — I. adjective Date: 1914 designed for or concerned with defense against air attack II. noun Date: 1926 antiaircraft guns or their fire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Antiaircraft — US Soldaten beim Abschuss einer Stinger Rakete. Unter Flugabwehr (veraltet Luftabwehr) versteht man im Militär Bodentruppen, die vorrangig mit der Aufgabe betraut sind, einen zugewiesenen Luftraum gegen das Eindringen feindlicher Flugzeuge, unter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • antiaircraft — an|ti|air|craft [ ,ænti er,kræft ] adjective only before noun designed to destroy aircraft …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • antiaircraft — adj. used in defense against aircraft …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antiaircraft — an·ti·air·craft …   English syllables

  • antiaircraft — an•ti•air•craft [[t]ˌæn tiˈɛərˌkræft, ˌkrɑft, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) mil designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft 2) mil artillery used against enemy aircraft • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang