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antiaircraft

[an-tee-air-kraft, -krahft, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft.
noun
2.
artillery used against enemy aircraft.
3.
a military organization operating and servicing antiaircraft artillery.
4.
shellfire from antiaircraft artillery:
The planes flew through heavy antiaircraft.
Origin of antiaircraft
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; anti- + aircraft
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