- flaherty, robert joseph,
- flail chest,
- flail joint,
- flak jacket,
- flak suit,
- flake out,
- flake tool
Origin of flak
Examples from the Web for flak
It felt to me like a plane flying through the flak of an economy.
You fired off a tweet about ISIS recently that got you some flak.Bill Maher: 'Sorry J. Law, We're Going to Have to Look at Your Nipples…'|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They looked younger now than when weighed down in camouflage, flak jackets and helmets.
When NYC Prep premiered, it got a lot of flak for the sheer gall of its unreality.The Surreal Genius of Bravo’s Rich Kids Docudrama ‘NYC Prep’|Amy Zimmerman|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was bare armed under a protective jacket a jail official termed “a kind of flak jacket.”Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer Ends in Tragedy|Michael Daly|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sim's ship had picked up a small piece of flak, but it had done no damage.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
Suddenly they realized that they were being covered by flak fired from a field ahead of them.
Flake′-white, the purest white-lead for painting, in the form of scales or plates; Flak′iness.
There were flak towers, but they were too dangerous and we all flew around them.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
They laid their flak and their tracers on him in a deadly hail of screaming steel.
Word Origin for flak
1938, from German Flak, condensed from Fliegerabwehrkanone, literally "pilot warding-off cannon." Sense of "anti-aircraft fire" is 1940; metaphoric sense of "criticism" is c.1963 in American English.