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See also: antiaircraft
- (military) Intended to attack aircraft.
- 1947 January and February, “Wartime Traffic at Tanfield, L.N.E.R.”, in Railway Magazine, page 47:
- Special lamps were provided for working during the blackout, and an anti-aircraft gun, manned by the R.A.O.C., was mounted on the coal depot line.
- The hyphenated form is more common in the British corpus while the solid form is more common in the American corpus. GPO manual item 6.29. recommends to spell anti- prefixed words without a hyphen unless an overriding consideration applies.
intended to attack aircraft
- (military) Anti-aircraft artillery.
- 1944 June 3, Charles A. Lindbergh, The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, published 1970, page 839:
- I am blacking out—ease the stick forward slightly—the sky is clear again—I turn out over water—reverse turn—there are antiaircraft on the island below—I reverse again—and again.
- (military) An anti-aircraft artillery organization.
- (military) Anti-aircraft fire.