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pursuit plane

noun, Military.
(formerly) an armed airplane designed for speed and maneuverability in fighting enemy aircraft.
Origin of pursuit plane
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If we had a pursuit plane ready to take off, we might catch him, but we haven't.

    The Solar Magnet Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • He had a bag of tricks that would get any pursuit plane off his tail.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (

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