Luftwaffe

[ loo ft-vahf-uh ]
/ ˈlʊftˌvɑf ə /
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noun German.

air force.
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Luftwaffe

/ German (ˈlʊftvafə) /

noun

the German Air Force

Word Origin for Luftwaffe

C20: German, literally: air weapon
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Word Origin and History for luftwaffe

Luftwaffe


German air force in World War II era, 1935, from German Luftwaffe, literally "air-weapon," from Luft (see loft).

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Culture definitions for luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

[ (looft-vah-fuh) ]

The German air force in World War II. (See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain.)

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