Antiaircraft artillery


Antiaircraft artillery
n. method of fighting against aircraft (using cannons or Surface to air Missile), AAA

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • antiaircraft — 1. adjective Intended to attack aircraft. Syn: AA, double A, AAA, triple A, ack ack, air defence, air defense, anti air 2. noun a) Antiaircraft artillery …   Wiktionary

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  • antiaircraft gun — noun artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes • Syn: ↑antiaircraft, ↑flak, ↑flack, ↑pom pom, ↑ack ack, ↑ack ack gun • Derivationally related forms: ↑antiaircraft ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • antiaircraft — I noun artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes • Syn: ↑antiaircraft gun, ↑flak, ↑flack, ↑pom pom, ↑ack ack, ↑ack ack gun • Hypernyms: ↑gun …   Useful english dictionary

  • antiaircraft — an•ti•air•craft [[t]ˌæn tiˈɛərˌkræft, ˌkrɑft, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) mil designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft 2) mil artillery used against enemy aircraft • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

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