gunship

[ guhn-ship ]
/ ˈgʌnˌʃɪp /
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noun

a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane armed with rapid-fire guns or cannons and used to provide close air support for troops in combat.

Nearby words

  1. gunpowder tea,
  2. gunrunner,
  3. gunrunning,
  4. guns,
  5. gunsel,
  6. gunshot,
  7. gunslinger,
  8. gunsmith,
  9. gunstock,
  10. gunstock deformity

Origin of gunship

First recorded in 1965–70; gun1 + ship1

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