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strafe

 (strāf)
tr.v. strafed, straf·ing, strafes
To attack (ground troops, for example) with a machine gun or cannon from a low-flying aircraft.
n.
An attack of machine-gun or cannon fire from a low-flying aircraft.

[From German (Gott) strafe (England), (God) punish (England), a common World War I slogan, from strafen, to punish, from Middle High German strāfen, to contest, admonish.]

straf′er n.
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Noun1.strafer - a combat pilot who strafes the enemy
combat pilot - airplane pilot who fights in an action between two military forces
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