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Stuka

[stoo-kuh; German shtoo-kah] /ˈstu kə; German ˈʃtu kɑ/
noun
1.
a German two-seated dive bomber with a single in-line engine, used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.
Origin of Stuka
1940-1945
1940-45; < German Stu(rz)- ka(mpfflugzeug) dive bomber, equivalent to Sturz dive + Kampfflugzeug combat plane
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  • The Stuka was sloping down toward one of the transport ships.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The diving Stuka's death load hit on the far side of the road.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • No one challenged Garret when he claimed one Stuka and a Messerschmitt.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • They sent the Stuka into a nose dive, spewing bombs to lighten their load, but they were not fast enough.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • His Brownings opened up and he saw the Stuka stagger and swerve as he thundered past in a hissing dive.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan saw his Spitfire lay over on her side and slice down upon the Stuka, her eight Brownings drilling flame and lead.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan imagined he could hear the Stuka leader's voice crackling in over the radio.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The Hawk faded to the right and another Stuka rolled past him, unaware that death was dropping from the sky.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan put her up 200 feet; and then, his motor screaming, he laid over and was upon the Stuka, his guns belching death.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • A Stuka bomb drops on me and I wake up hours later and miles away.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
Word Origin and History for Stuka
n.

German dive bomber of World War II, 1940, from German shortening of Sturzkampfflugzeug, from sturz "fall" + kampf "battle" + flugzeug "aircraft."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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