gunbird

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gun +‎ bird

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gunbird (plural gunbirds)

  1. (military, slang) A military helicopter.
    • 2010, Patrick Wageman, Crossing the Rubicon:
      "A gunbird's passing right above us!" warned an edgy Pellip.
    • 2013, John J. Gebhart, LBJ's Hired Gun
      The landing went unopposed, with no VC/NVA fire. The gunbirds ran around the local area looking for suitable targets and generally shot up every tree line and bushy area.