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.
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How to use antiaircraft in a sentence
Strong evidence suggests that a Russian-supplied and crewed Buk antiaircraft missile shot down MH17.
Right now Russia is moving troops, armor, and advanced antiaircraft missiles toward the border with Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government now says that its military has detected even more advanced antiaircraft batteries lined up on its border.
All sides agreed that it was brought down by a Buk antiaircraft missile, also known as a SA-17 Grizzly in NATO terminology.
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 | Dan Ephron | January 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As they swung lower, to sow bombs about the place, antiaircraft guns opened on them and they departed.The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
In its mobility the improvised antiaircraft gun mount was far from perfect.
It may be noted here that our first 26 antiaircraft guns were mounted on White 1½-ton trucks.
An 8-inch howitzer was placed on this antiaircraft caterpillar mount and fired at angles of elevation varying up to 45°.
He dared not rise too high, for that would give the antiaircraft gunners a chance of bringing him crashing down to the earth.Don Hale with the Flying Squadron | W. Crispin Sheppard
British Dictionary definitions for anti-aircraft
(modifier) of or relating to defence against aircraft attack: anti-aircraft batteries
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