The fourth in line to the British throne spent more than three years serving as an apache helicopter pilot.
He lived in an apache tribal culture in which blood family and its extension as clan, or band, held supreme importance.
We were on patrol and the apache helicopters were called in.
The administration has been trying to speed up the delivery of F-16 fighter jets and 24 apache helicopters to Iraq.
Centuries of violence between Mexican and apache inevitably splashed Americans with blood.
Roberts picked up from the fort a Mescalero apache famous as a trailer.
This was Geronimo's country, the land of the greatest of the apache fighters.
Amongst others, a middle-aged and particularly garrulous apache lady visited the American bivouac.
Jim turned and stood shoulder to shoulder with the apache chief.
“Break no brush and make all tracks like an apache on the trail,” she said.
1745, from American Spanish (1598), probably from Yavapai (a Yuman language) 'epache "people." Sometimes derived from Zuni apachu "enemy" (cf. F.W. Hodge, "American Indians," 1907), but this seems to have been the Zuni name for the Navajo.
French journalistic sense of "Parisian gangster or thug" first attested 1902. Apache dance was the World War I-era equivalent of 1990s' brutal "slam dancing." Fenimore Cooper's Indian novels were enormously popular in Europe throughout the 19c., and comparisons of Cooper's fictional Indian ways in the wilderness and underworld life in European cities go back to Dumas' "Les Mohicans de Paris" (1854-1859). It is probably due to the imitations of Cooper (amounting almost to plagiarisms) by German author Karl May (1842-1912) that Apaches replaced Mohicans in popular imagination. Also cf. Mohawk.