Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An armed aircraft, such as a helicopter, that is used to support troops and provide covering fire.
  • noun A ship, such as a battleship, armed with cannons or other guns.

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  • noun nautical A ship equipped with heavy artillery.
  • noun aviation An armed helicopter tasked to attack the enemy.
  • noun US, air force (military) A transport airplane equipped with large calibre guns typical of armoured fighting vehicles

Etymologies

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From gun + ship.

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