Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

[looft-vahf-uh]
noun German.
air force.
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Luftwaffe (ˈlʊftvafə)
 
n
the German Air Force
 
[C20: German, literally: air weapon]

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Luftwaffe
Ger. air force in World War II, 1935, from Ger., lit. "air-weapon," from Luft (see loft).
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Luftwaffe [(looft-vah-fuh)]

The German air force in World War II. (See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain.)

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