[an-tee-air-kraft, -krahft, an-tahy-]
- designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft.
- artillery used against enemy aircraft.
- a military organization operating and servicing antiaircraft artillery.
- shellfire from antiaircraft artillery: The planes flew through heavy antiaircraft.
Origin of antiaircraft
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Examples from the Web for anti-aircraft
He lists them starting with modern sniper rifles going all the way up to anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.Why Does the Free Syrian Army Hate Us?
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In mid-July the British anti-aircraft guns had been reinforced and enhanced by a new American radar system.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
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Bashir said anti-aircraft weapons would make those two controversial options unnecessary.Exclusive: Kerry Told Syrian Rebels ‘We Wasted a Year’ in Fight Against Assad
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They should help us with real weapons, anti-tank and anti-aircraft, and with armored vehicles, training, and a no-fly zone.Make Up Your Mind on Syria, Mr. President!
June 17, 2013
They had onion skin traces made of all bombers returning from raids, as to where they'd been hit by anti-aircraft and enemy fire.Peter Worthington on Thinking Outside the Box
May 17, 2013
And all around him the anti-aircraft guns were placing a barrage of death.
Anti-aircraft fire was feeble, and, such of it as there was, very wild.High Adventure
James Norman Hall
The end of the avenue, I knew, was the target of their anti-aircraft gunnery.Some Naval Yarns
They were fired at from the ground by anti-aircraft artillery.
The squadron replied with anti-aircraft guns, maxims, and rifles.
- (modifier) of or relating to defence against aircraft attackanti-aircraft batteries
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Word Origin and History for anti-aircraft
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