antiaircraft

[an-tee-air-kraft, -krahft, an-tahy-]
adjective
1.
designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft.
noun
2.
artillery used against enemy aircraft.
3.
a military organization operating and servicing antiaircraft artillery.
4.
shellfire from antiaircraft artillery: The planes flew through heavy antiaircraft.

Origin:
1910–15; anti- + aircraft

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antiaircraft
also anti-aircraft, 1914, from anti- + aircraft.
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Example sentences
Witnesses described snipers and antiaircraft guns firing at unarmed civilians.
The air-raid siren no longer screams its call to shelters and antiaircraft batteries.
One of the important activities at the post during the war was the organizing of antiaircraft batteries for overseas duty.
The naval governor received authorization to construct coastal defenses and antiaircraft positions.
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