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antiaircraft

[an-tee-air-kraft, -krahft, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˌæn taɪ-/
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
1910-1915
1910-15; anti- + aircraft
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-aircraft

anti-aircraft

/ˌæntɪˈɛəkrɑːft/
noun
1.
(modifier) of or relating to defence against aircraft attack: anti-aircraft batteries
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Word Origin and History for anti-aircraft
adj.

also antiaircraft, 1914, from anti- + aircraft.

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