Stuka

Stuka

[stoo-kuh; German shtoo-kah]
noun
a German two-seated dive bomber with a single in-line engine, used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

Origin:
1940–45; < German Stu(rz)- ka(mpfflugzeug) dive bomber, equivalent to Sturz dive + Kampfflugzeug combat plane

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