a krupp


[kruhp; German kroop]
Alfred [al-frid; German ahl-freyt] , 1812–87, German industrialist and manufacturer of armaments.
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Krupp (krʊp, krʌp)
a German family of steel and armaments manufacturers, including Alfred, 1812--87, his son Friedrich Alfred, 1854--1902, and the latter's son-in-law, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, 1870--1950

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1883, "gun made at the armaments works in Essen, Germany," founded by Ger. metallurgist Alfred Krupp (1812-87).
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