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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 of Stuka
1940-1945
1940-45; < German Stu(rz)- ka(mpfflugzeug) dive bomber, equivalent to Sturz dive + Kampfflugzeug combat plane
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  • He saw the tail and a large part of the rear compartment of the Stuka wobble and then sheer away.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • A Stuka bomb drops on me and I wake up hours later and miles away.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Stan put her up 200 feet; and then, his motor screaming, he laid over and was upon the Stuka, his guns belching death.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • They sent the Stuka into a nose dive, spewing bombs to lighten their load, but they were not fast enough.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • No one challenged Garret when he claimed one Stuka and a Messerschmitt.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • His Brownings opened up and he saw the Stuka stagger and swerve as he thundered past in a hissing dive.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The Stuka was sloping down toward one of the transport ships.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan imagined he could hear the Stuka leader's voice crackling in over the radio.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The Hawk faded to the right and another Stuka rolled past him, unaware that death was dropping from the sky.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Whirling crazily, smoke billowing up from its torn body, the Stuka went down, landing with a splash close alongside the transport.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
Word Origin and History for Stuka
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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