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Stuka

[stoo-kuh; German shtoo-kah] /ˈstu kə; German ˈʃtu kɑ/
noun
1.
a German two-seated dive bomber with a single in-line engine, used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < German Stu(rz)- ka(mpfflugzeug) dive bomber, equivalent to Sturz dive + Kampfflugzeug combat plane
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n.

German dive bomber of World War II, 1940, from German shortening of Sturzkampfflugzeug, from sturz "fall" + kampf "battle" + flugzeug "aircraft."

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