B-17

[ bee-sev-uhn-teen ]
/ ˈbiˌsɛv ənˈtin /

noun, plural B-17's.U.S. Military.

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.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also called B-17 Fly·ing For·tress, Fly·ing For·tress [flahy-ing fawr-tris] /ˈflaɪ ɪŋ ˈfɔr trɪs/ .

Origin of B-17

First recorded in 1940–45

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