[fok-er; Dutch fok-uh r]
- 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.
- 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
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
The Fokker was driven over the town of Verdun in the course of the fight.
At last I formed a resolution that I also would learn to fly a Fokker.
I noticed that a German Fokker was attacking three Caudron machines.
- 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
German monoplane, 1913, from name of A.H.G. Fokker (1890-1939), Dutch engineer and inventor.
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