from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Junkers, Hugo 1859-1935. German aircraft engineer who designed the first successful all-metal airplane (1915) and helped establish early mail and passenger airlines.
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- n. Plural form of Junker.
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- n. German aircraft engineer who designed the first all-metal airplane (1859-1935)
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These were the so-called Junkers (Yo͝onkers), direct descendants of the old feudal barons.
• They took the power of the other lords, known as Junkers, but gained their loyalty back by giving them powerful jobs in the army.
* "Junkers" Controlled Old World Ages Before Shaw.
In such a benign setting, the opportunities for pied pipers to lead Germany astray were decidedly on the low side, and so democracy could sink strong roots in a soil once tread by Junkers and F ü hrers.
This production, under the direction of Guy Hamilton, pulled together a veritable international air force of authentic airplanes in flying condition—British Spitfires and Hurricanes versus German Messerschmitt 109s, Heinkel 111s and Junkers 52s.
The mansions of the Junkers that anchored this world—and this worldview—seemed frozen in a pre-industrial age, on occasion boasting moldering grandeur and aristocratic eccentricity on an English scale—Carol Lehndorff, owner between the wars of an ancestral pile that dominated Steinort now Sztynort, Poland rejoiced in alcohol, rejected vegetables and "when alone . . . lived in two rooms on the warm south side of the house, contemplating his collection of Prussian coins."
Hitler was just a lower class crackpot recycling plans for Europe the Kaiser and his Junkers had first tried to put into operation forty years previously.
On one side you had the socially-oriented statism of the Junkers landowners, the Prussian militarists, et al as represented primarily by the Nationalist party.
This is a particularly stark example of the Junker fallacy, which claimed that the Prussian Junkers retarded growth by investing in land instead of business.
He intercepted a Junkers 88 that was attacking a Greek ammunition ship.
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