from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fast, sudden military offensive, usually combining ground forces with air support.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an overwhelming all-out attack with infantry, armor, and air forces, especially by surprise against an unprepared enemy.
- v. to fight a quick and surprising war.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
- v. fight a quick and surprising war
German : Blitz, lightning (from Middle High German blitze, from bliczen, to flash, from Old High German blekkazzen; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots) + Krieg, war (from Middle High German kriec, from Old High German krēg, stubbornness; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from German Blitzkrieg. (Wiktionary)