antiaircraft

[ an-tee-air-kraft, -krahft, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective

designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft.

noun

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

First recorded in 1910–15; anti- + aircraft
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-aircraft

anti-aircraft

/ (ˌæntɪˈɛəkrɑːft) /

noun

(modifier) of or relating to defence against aircraft attackanti-aircraft batteries
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Word Origin and History for anti-aircraft

anti-aircraft


adj.

also antiaircraft, 1914, from anti- + aircraft.

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