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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.
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(Military) another name for helicopter gunship
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an armed helicopter or airplane used to provide close air support for combat troops.
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helicóptero artilladohelicóptero de combate
hélicoptère de combat


[ˈgʌnʃɪp] Nhelicóptero m artillado or de combate
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