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Alfa

1

[ al-fuh ]

noun

  1. a word used in communications to represent the letter A.


Alfa

2

[ al-fuh ]

noun

, Military.
  1. the NATO name for a class of high-speed nuclear-powered Soviet submarines having a titanium hull, designed for swift pursuit and attack and to avoid anti-submarine weaponry: first produced for the Soviet Navy in the 1960s; in service with the Russian Navy 1992–96.

Alfa

/ ˈælfə /

noun

  1. See Alpha
    a variant spelling of Alpha


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Alfa1

First recorded in 1950–55; variant spelling of alpha

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Example Sentences

The Alfa members involved are now in hiding in Crimea but some former commanders are still in Ukraine and are being interrogated.

The Alfa Team trains with specialists from Russia, according to former Russian military intelligence officer Boris Volodarsky.

That leaves 36 the victims of the other units, including Alfa, firing that day.

But the fire and smoke prevented the Alfa team from remaining in the building.

The Alfa members were armed with AK-47s and sniper rifles, including German Blaser hunting rifles.

The Irish title of the letter a or haw is alif, as also is the Arabian: the Greek alpha is either alpa or alfa.

Alfa, al′fa, n. an African name for esparto grass—also spelt Halfa.

Esparto grass, called "alfa" or "halfa" by the Arabs, is another unique product of the Sahara.

Esparto grass, also called alfa, grows in Spain and the northern part of Africa.

Mrs. "Alfa Baba" Farmingham would be, then, one of the persons that Hargrave's house was concerned to reach.

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