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flakalso flack (flăk)
a. Antiaircraft artillery.
b. The bursting shells fired from such artillery.
a. Excessive or abusive criticism.
b. Dissension; opposition.
[German, from Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone), aircraft-defense gun.]
1. (Military) anti-aircraft fire or artillery
2. informal a great deal of adverse criticism
[C20: from German Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone), literally: aircraft defence gun]
1. antiaircraft fire.
2. critical or hostile reaction.
[1935–40; < German Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone) antiaircraft gun]
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|Noun||1.||flak - a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer|
|2.||flak - intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"|
|3.||flak - 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