[ mes-er-shmit ]
/ ˈmɛs ərˌʃmɪt /
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any of several types of fighter aircraft extensively used by the German air force in World War II, especially the ME-109.
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Origin of Messerschmitt
1935–40; named after Willy Messerschmitt (1898–1978), German aircraft designer
Words nearby Messerschmitt
Messeigneurs, Messene, messenger, messenger RNA, Messenia, Messerschmitt, mess gear, mess hall, Messiaen, Messiah, messianic
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How to use Messerschmitt in a sentence
World War II produced three outstanding fighters: the German Messerschmitt 109, the British Spitfire, and the American Mustang.Reno’s Reckless Air Tragedy|Clive Irving|September 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And as luck would have it, a Messerschmitt One-Ten was the ship nearest them.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F|R. Sidney Bowen
Each Russian pilot seemed to know just which Messerschmitt he was to handle.
Too late the other Messerschmitt pilot saw what was headed his way.
That explained that lone Messerschmitt flirting about with the Wellington in the clouds.
Half of the planes were single-seater Messerschmitt One-Nine fighters.
British Dictionary definitions for Messerschmitt
/ (German ˈmɛsərˌʃmɪt) /
Willy (ˈvɪli). 1898–1978, German aeronautical engineer. His military planes figured prominently in World War II, including the Me-262, the first jet fighter
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