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antiaircraft

[an-tee-air-kraft, -krahft, an-tahy-]
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adjective
  1. designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft.
noun
  1. artillery used against enemy aircraft.
  2. a military organization operating and servicing antiaircraft artillery.
  3. shellfire from antiaircraft artillery: The planes flew through heavy antiaircraft.

Origin of antiaircraft

First recorded in 1910–15; anti- + aircraft
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