antiaircraft antiaircraft  /ˌæn taɪ ˈɛr ˌkræft/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  2. (adj) designed for defense from a surface position against air attack

Usage(s):

  1. Whether they have acquired new antiaircraft weapons systems remains unknown.
  2. After 24 hours' silence, Sofia Radio charged that the plane had edged onto Bulgarian territory and said that it was shot down by trigger-happy Bulgarian antiaircraft gunners.
  3. The plane then turned toward Aiea, my hometown, hugging the surface of the water to avoid antiaircraft fire.

News

  1. U.S. has secretly provided arms training to Syria rebels since 2012

    CIA agents and special operations troops have trained the rebels in anti-tank and antiaircraft weaponry in Jordan and Turkey. WASHINGTON — CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and antiaircraft weapons since late last year, months before President Obama approved plans to begin directly arming them, according to U.S. officials ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. U.S. secretly training Syrian rebels, officials say

    Courses in the use of antiaircraft weapons are taking place at U.S. bases in Jordan and Turkey.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

Quotes

  1. "The missiles we are providing to Syria are short-range antiaircraft missiles that cannot reach Israeli territory," Mr. Putin said. "To come within their range, you would have to attack Syria."
    on Apr 28, 2005 By: Vladimir Putin Source: New York Times

  2. "It's a sign of things to come and an issue of great concern," Regev said. "These rockets are not homemade and are smuggled in, and our concern is not one or two Katyushas, but a whole range of weapons, including antitank and antiaircraft...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Mark Regev Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Specifically, the Georgian military should be given the antiaircraft and antiarmor systems necessary to deter any renewed Russian aggression," wrote independent Democrat Joe Lieberman and Lindsay Graham, in the Wall Street Journal late last month.
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Joe Lieberman Source: IPS

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