Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed for defense, especially from a surface position, against aircraft or missile attack.
  • n. An antiaircraft weapon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Intended to attack aircraft.
  • n. Antiaircraft artillery.
  • n. An antiaircraft artillery organization.
  • n. Antiaircraft fire.

Etymologies

anti- +‎ aircraft. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I had a 26-inch IC barrel for pheasant, and I provided entertainment for zig-zagging doves by wasting a few boxes in "antiaircraft fire", but the best I ever shot at the skeet range was 19 out of 25 with a borrowed Franchi O/U 20 gauge!

    Feathers vs Clay

  • Just before 1939 new types appeared, such as antiaircraft cruisers, submarine cruisers, and new battle cruisers; the U.S. built the world's last battle cruiser in 1944.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • We have enough antiaircraft weapons to handle the threat.

    The Omega Theory

  • In Hanoi, she spoke out against U.S. tactics in the war and was photographed, infamously, perched on an antiaircraft gun.

    Chameleon Jane

  • Over the past few days, the air force here has been setting up antiaircraft weapons to protect against airstrikes on the town, the center of resistance against Gaddafi's regime.

    Libya rebels, regime loyalists in standoff

  • The jet mistook the rebels' celebratory fire for antiaircraft rounds from pro-Gadhafi forces.

    Libya Rebels Tap Army Defectors

  • Associated Press A Libyan rebel mans an antiaircraft gun on Sunday while fellow fighters load ammunition at an intersection just outside the oil city of Brega as they await a signal to advance.

    Libya Rebels Tap Army Defectors

  • Reuters New volunteer rebel fighters receive training on how to use an antiaircraft cannon at a military camp in Benghazi Sunday.

    Libyan Oil Minister Suggests Change at Top Is Inevitable

  • Does he have any antiaircraft or antiship capability?

    Gideon’s war

  • An Allied fighter was hit by antiaircraft fire and skidded along the ocean in front of them before bursting into a ball of flame.

    Wild Bill Donovan

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