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or V-one

noun, plural V-1's.
  1. a robot bomb developed by the Germans in World War II and launched from bases on the ground, chiefly against England.
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Origin of V-1

< German V(ergeltungswaffe) retaliation weapon
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Examples from the Web for vone

Historical Examples

  • "Two to watch is pedder as vone, Matt," answered Carl firmly.

    Motor Matt's Mystery

    Stanley R. Matthews

  • He did come in vone leetle barque, my lor' from over de riviere, on de todder side opposite.

  • I vas vatch Monsieur Chatelard as vone cat shall vatch vone leetle mice, and did caught him at las.

  • She ish not goin' to der sea-shore for vone object alone, I'll bet a half-dollar.

    Fritz to the Front

    Edward L. Wheeler

  • Oof it vas a fighdt, den ged avay, a gouple oof tozen oof you, und come ad me vone py each.

British Dictionary definitions for vone


  1. a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London. It was propelled by a pulsejetAlso called: doodlebug, buzz bomb, flying bomb
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Word Origin

from German Vergeltungswaffe revenge weapon
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