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Messerschmitt

[mes-er-shmit] /ˈmɛs ərˌʃmɪt/
noun
1.
any of several types of fighter aircraft extensively used by the German air force in World War II, especially the ME-109.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; named after Willy Messerschmitt (1898-1978), German aircraft designer
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Messerschmitt

/German ˈmɛsərˌʃmɪt/
noun
1.
Willy (ˈvɪli). 1898–1978, German aeronautical engineer. His military planes figured prominently in World War II, including the Me-262, the first jet fighter
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n.

type of German warplane, 1940, from name of Willy Messerschmitt (1898-1978), German aircraft designer. The surname is literally "cutler, knife-maker."

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