[ bee-sev-uhn-teen ]

noun,plural B-17's.U.S. Military.
  1. a heavy bomber with four radial piston engines, widely used over Europe and the Mediterranean by the U.S. Air Force in World War II.

Origin of B-17

First recorded in 1940–45
  • Also called B-17 Fly·ing For·tress, Fly·ing For·tress [flahy-ing fawr-tris] /ˈflaɪ ɪŋ ˈfɔr trɪs/ .

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