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ack-ack

 (ăk′ăk′)
n. Slang
1. An antiaircraft gun.
2. Antiaircraft fire.

[British telephone code for AA, abbreviation for antiaircraft.]

ack-ack

(ˈækˌæk)
n
1. (Military)
a. anti-aircraft fire
b. (as modifier): ack-ack guns.
2. (Military) anti-aircraft arms
[C20: British army World War I phonetic alphabet for AA, abbreviation of anti-aircraft]

ack-ack

(ˈækˌæk)

n. (esp. during World War II)
1. antiaircraft fire.
2. antiaircraft arms.
[1935–40; for A.A. (abbr. of a(nti)a(ircraft))]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ack-ack - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanesack-ack - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
Translations

ack-ack

[ˈækˈæk]
A. N (= gunfire) → fuego m antiaéreo; (= guns) → artillería f antiaérea
B. CPD ack-ack fire Nfuego m antiaéreo
ack-ack gun Ncañón m antiaéreo

ack-ack

n (= fire)Flakfeuer nt; (= gun)Flak f
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