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[fok-er; Dutch fok-uh r] /ˈfɒk ər; Dutch ˈfɒk ər/
Anthony Herman Gerard
[Dutch ahn-toh-nee her-mahn gey-rahrt] /Dutch ɑnˈtoʊ ni ˈhɛr mɑn ˈgeɪ rɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1890–1939, Dutch airplane designer and builder.
an aircraft designed or built by Fokker, especially as used by Germany in World War I. Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Its day of triumph at an end, it withdrew to the seclusion of its hangar, and the Fokker biplane replaced it in the air.

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • It was only a short while before the Fokker monoplane was “behind the times.”

    The Romance of Aircraft Lawrence Yard Smith
  • They chose a three-motored Fokker monoplane, with 200 horsepower Wright air-cooled motors.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • The Fokker biplane D.7 first appeared in numbers at this time.

    Sixty Squadron R.A.F. Group-Captain A. J. L. Scott
  • He knew the Fokker had its gun fixed forward, rigidly fixed, so that it could only fire ahead through the propeller.

  • I noticed that a German Fokker was attacking three Caudron machines.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • They must depend on eyesight alone to tell them when they were nearing the oncoming Fokker craft.

  • The Fokker was driven over the town of Verdun in the course of the fight.

    The Red Battle Flyer Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
  • You can figure how long that little light-weight, with its patchy wings and misfiring engine, would last against a Fokker.

  • Swooping down from behind, one of them, a Fokker, riddled Chapman's plane.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
British Dictionary definitions for Fokker


/ˈfɒkə; Dutch ˈfɔkər/
Anthony Herman Gerard (ɑnˈtoːniː ˈhɛrman ˈxeːrɑrt). 1890–1939, Dutch designer and builder of aircraft, born in Java
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Word Origin and History for Fokker

German monoplane, 1913, from name of A.H.G. Fokker (1890-1939), Dutch engineer and inventor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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