- a word used in communications to represent the letter A.
Origin of alfa
- the NATO name for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarine having a titanium hull and a submerged speed of more than 40 knots.
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Contemporary Examples of alfa
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.
Historical Examples of alfa
Mrs. "Alfa Baba" Farmingham would be, then, one of the persons that Hargrave's house was concerned to reach.The Sleuth of St. James's Square
Melville Davisson Post
Alfa, al′fa, n. an African name for esparto grass—also spelt Halfa.
An aloe plant, a few palm leaves and some alfa grass are thrown together on one spot.Plays by August Strindberg, Third Series
Esparto grass, called "alfa" or "halfa" by the Arabs, is another unique product of the Sahara.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
The Irish title of the letter a or haw is alif, as also is the Arabian: the Greek alpha is either alpa or alfa.Archaic England
- a variant spelling of Alpha (def. 2)