anti aircraft

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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