Stuka

[ stoo-kuh; German shtoo-kah ]
/ ˈstu kə; German ˈʃtu kɑ /
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noun

a German two-seated dive bomber with a single in-line engine, used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

Origin of Stuka

1940–45; < German Stu(rz)- ka(mpfflugzeug) dive bomber, equivalent to Sturz dive + Kampfflugzeug combat plane
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Stuka


n.

German dive bomber of World War II, 1940, from German shortening of Sturzkampfflugzeug, from sturz "fall" + kampf "battle" + flugzeug "aircraft."

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