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gun·ship

 (gŭn′shĭp′)
n.
1. An armed aircraft, such as a helicopter, that is used to support troops and provide covering fire.
2. A ship, such as a battleship, armed with cannons or other guns.

gunship

(ˈɡʌnʃɪp)
n
(Military) another name for helicopter gunship

gun•ship

(ˈgʌnˌʃɪp)

n.
an armed helicopter or airplane used to provide close air support for combat troops.
[1965–70]
Translations
helicóptero artilladohelicóptero de combate
hélicoptère de combat

gunship

[ˈgʌnʃɪp] Nhelicóptero m artillado or de combate
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