[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 antiaircraft
All sides agreed that it was brought down by a Buk antiaircraft missile, also known as a SA-17 Grizzly in NATO terminology.MH17 Black Box ‘Sent to Moscow for Investigation’
July 17, 2014
The former official speculated to The Daily Beast that Israel had targeted Russian-made antiaircraft batteries known as SA-17s.Israel’s Dare: Retaliation for Airstrike Unlikely, for Now
January 31, 2013
The heaviest weapons, such as antiaircraft and antitank missiles, came from around the capital itself.
From assault rifles to antiaircraft missiles, Libya is overflowing with armaments.
The cruise-missile attacks were aimed largely at degrading Libya's antiaircraft defenses, which were considerable.Why Libyan War Is America's War
Stephen L. Carter
March 22, 2011
As we looked the antiaircraft guns, concealed all about us, began firing at it.The Glory of The Coming
Irvin S. Cobb
Some are made for dropping five hundred pound antiaircraft guns.Sally Scott of the Waves
Roy J. Snell
Austrian aeroplanes and antiaircraft batteries obtained hits on the Italian torpedo boats.
One Austrian seaplane was brought down by Italian antiaircraft batteries.
British airmen accounted for 263 German aeroplanes and antiaircraft gunners for six.