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Luftwaffe

[loo ft-vahf-uh] /ˈlʊftˌvɑf ə/
noun, German.
1.
air force.
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  • What in thunder did Freddy want with that Luftwaffe pilot out in the hall?

  • He was sure that at least one of the men hanging around watching him was a Luftwaffe pilot.

  • Freddy had gained control of his coughing when the door opened and the Captain came in with the two Luftwaffe pilots.

  • Every Luftwaffe pilot dropped the nose of his plane, and got out of there as fast as his screaming engine could take him.

  • Anyway, the Luftwaffe Marshal was watching his partner in world wide crime closely, and was not looking at all happy.

British Dictionary definitions for Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

/ˈlʊftvafə/
noun
1.
the German Air Force
Word Origin
C20: German, literally: air weapon
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Word Origin and History for Luftwaffe

German air force in World War II era, 1935, from German Luftwaffe, literally "air-weapon," from Luft (see loft).

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Luftwaffe in Culture
Luftwaffe [(looft-vah-fuh)]

The German air force in World War II. (See blitzkrieg and Battle of Britain.)

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