from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective designed for or used for defense against attack by aircraft.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of antiaircraft.

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  • noun artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  • adjective designed for defense from a surface position against air attack


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  • Supersonic shrapnel tore through the wing and left it resembling what an Airbus official has described as anti-aircraft fire.

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  • Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Gates and other U.S. military leaders have quite rightly thrown cold water on the prospect of any significant Western military intervention, including a "no fly zone," which, as U.S. military leaders have rightly pointed out, would not simply be a matter of waving your magic wand and saying "no plane flying for you," but would require bombing Libya's extensive anti-aircraft missile capabilities in order to let U.S. planes own the sky.

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  • Military trucks and weapons like anti-aircraft guns were concealed in some instances with tree branches and brush.

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  • On Monday, rebels held positions at the western gates of the city, on the fringes of desert littered with bullet casings, scraps of metal and more than a dozen blackened or overturned vehicles, including tanks and pickups outfitted with anti-aircraft guns.

    Libyan rebels reject cease-fire proposal

  • Next to him, 21-year-old engineering student Mohamed Abdelghadi sat atop an anti-aircraft gun that he said he only learned how to operate four days earlier.

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  • On Saturday, a NATO airstrike hit a rebel position near Brega, killing 13 rebel fighters, after NATO mistook celebratory rebel fire for anti-aircraft guns, according to rebel officers.

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  • Trained rebels flew through the checkpoints in pickups mounted with anti-aircraft weapons.

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  • An Associated Press reporter, who was escorted with other journalists into the city on Friday, said the city was clearly in government control, with Libyan soldiers manning tanks and trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns.

    Gadhafi forces controlling key Libyan city

  • Trained rebels flew through the checkpoints in pickups mounted with anti-aircraft weapons.

    Former U.S. rep in Libya to seek Gadhafi's exit

  • Ragtag rebel militiamen cruised the streets in pickup trucks with mounted anti-aircraft guns, unloading random volleys into the sky whenever they thought they spotted government aircraft.

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