American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An armed aircraft, such as a helicopter, that is used to support troops and provide fire cover.
- From gun + ship. (Wiktionary)
“The attack by an AC-130 gunship, which is operated by the Special Forces Command, is believed to have produced multiple casualties, the official said.”
“Although they -- most seem to be escorted by some kind of gunship or something so that, you know, in that sense, yes.”
“One of the trailers she was convicted of taking was converted to a "gunship" that "was vital to the security of the fuel trucks and their crews," her battalion commander told military investigators.”
“An Iroquois helicopter "gunship" was observed dropping an”
“We give 15 million dollars each day to Israel and Israel buys weapons such as gunship helicopters, F16 bombers and Catepillar bulldozers to use against the Palestinians.”
“We give 15 million dollars each day to Israel and Israel buys weapons such as gunship helicopters and Catepillar bulldozers to use against the Palestinians.”
“If nothing else, WikiLeaks has succeeded in reminding us of the impact of our vastly superior firepower, as in a now infamous video of an Apache helicopter gunship firing on non-combatants in the streets of Baghdad.”
“On July 7, 2007, for instance, 14 Iraqi civilians were killed when a U.S. helicopter gunship, responding to a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms attack on a U.S. patrol, opened fire on insurgents.”
“Local media reported NATO gunship helicopters launched an air strike at an army checkpost, killing a large number of the security personnel posted there, including two officers.”
“In one recent incident, a NATO helicopter gunship killed three Pakistani soldiers while attacking the militants.”
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