- a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane armed with rapid-fire guns or cannons and used to provide close air support for troops in combat.
Origin of gunship
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Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million-dollar equipment.A Job to Kill For? Unemployed Spurn Detroit Veteran Hiring Fair
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The seventy-four gunship, Gabriel Conroy, was clearing the decks for action.Gabriel Conroy