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Designed for defense, especially from a surface position, against aircraft or missile attack.
An antiaircraft weapon.
an•ti•air•craft(ˌæn tiˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˌæn taɪ-)
1. designed for or used in defense against enemy aircraft.n.
2. artillery used against enemy aircraft.
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|Noun||1.||antiaircraft - 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
|Adj.||1.||antiaircraft - designed for defense from a surface position against air attack|
defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"