Fokker

[fok-er; Dutch fok-uhr]
noun
  1. An·tho·ny Her·man Ge·rard [Dutch ahn-toh-nee her-mahn gey-rahrt] /Dutch ɑnˈtoʊ ni ˈhɛr mɑn ˈgeɪ rɑrt/, 1890–1939, Dutch airplane designer and builder.
  2. an aircraft designed or built by Fokker, especially as used by Germany in World War I.
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Examples from the Web for fokker

Historical Examples of fokker

  • It was only a short while before the Fokker monoplane was “behind the times.”

    The Romance of Aircraft

    Lawrence Yard Smith

  • The Fokker biplane D.7 first appeared in numbers at this time.

    Sixty Squadron R.A.F.

    Group-Captain A. J. L. Scott

  • At last I formed a resolution that I also would learn to fly a Fokker.

    The Red Battle Flyer

    Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

  • I noticed that a German Fokker was attacking three Caudron machines.

    The Red Battle Flyer

    Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

  • The Fokker was driven over the town of Verdun in the course of the fight.

    The Red Battle Flyer

    Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen


British Dictionary definitions for fokker

Fokker

noun
  1. Anthony Herman Gerard (ɑnˈtoːniː ˈhɛrman ˈxeːrɑrt). 1890–1939, Dutch designer and builder of aircraft, born in Java
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Word Origin and History for fokker

Fokker

German monoplane, 1913, from name of A.H.G. Fokker (1890-1939), Dutch engineer and inventor.

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