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[fok-er; Dutch fok-uh r] /ˈfɒk ər; Dutch ˈfɒk ər/
Anthony Herman Gerard
[Dutch ahn-toh-nee her-mahn gey-rahrt] /Dutch ɑnˈtoʊ ni ˈhɛr mɑn ˈgeɪ rɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1890–1939, Dutch airplane designer and builder.
an aircraft designed or built by Fokker, especially as used by Germany in World War I. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for Fokker
Historical Examples
  • It was only a short while before the Fokker monoplane was “behind the times.”

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • The Fokker biplane D.7 first appeared in numbers at this time.

    Sixty Squadron R.A.F. Group-Captain A. J. L. Scott
  • At last I formed a resolution that I also would learn to fly a Fokker.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • I noticed that a German Fokker was attacking three Caudron machines.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • The Fokker was driven over the town of Verdun in the course of the fight.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • It is interesting to note that the German Fokker is practically a copy of this machine.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • Swooping down from behind, one of them, a Fokker, riddled Chapman's plane.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • Yesterday I was in R. and got my Fokker, which had arrived in the meantime.

  • Then there are some small Fokker monoplanes, also with machine guns.

  • As my machines had not yet arrived, the Captain loaned me a Fokker.

British Dictionary definitions for Fokker


/ˈfɒkə; Dutch ˈfɔkər/
Anthony Herman Gerard (ɑnˈtoːniː ˈhɛrman ˈxeːrɑrt). 1890–1939, Dutch designer and builder of aircraft, born in Java
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Fokker

German monoplane, 1913, from name of A.H.G. Fokker (1890-1939), Dutch engineer and inventor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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