strafing


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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.

strafing

(ˈstreɪfɪŋ; ˈstrɑːfɪŋ)
n
(Military) military an act or instance of strafing

strafing

The delivery of automatic weapons fire by aircraft on ground targets.
Translations

strafing

[ˈstrɑːfɪŋ] Nametrallamiento m
References in classic literature ?
I sprang from the pilot-house and followed, not to be left out in the cold when it came to strafing the boches.
Meanwhile, their numbers are threatened constantly by strafing and bombing from the Nazi Luftwaffe, with a few British Spitfires taking the battle to the air.
Vanished Hero: The Life, War, and Mysterious Disappearance of America's World War II Strafing King.
Righetti, a World War II fighter pilot who led the England-based 55th Fighter Group against the Nazis in 1944 and scored more strafing victories than any other Eighth Air Force pilot.
Small level encounters had already begun with regular air strafing over towns and villages, in a hope to relieve the besieged towns.
The picture was taken from the deck of guidedmissile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea during two days of simulated strafing runs by the planes, believed to have been unarmed.
Charred pork chops and flaccid sausages consumed in a strafing north-east gale" - Actor Michael Simkins describing his wife's summer barbecues.
Usually Hawgsmoke itself takes place over two days and includes team and individual scoring of strafing, high-altitude dive bombing, 30-degree dive bombing, Maverick missile precision and team tactics," said Maj.
As poured volley after volley into row after row Lead arrows striking, no mercy on show Machine guns taking out hundreds each go, Mowing and strafing those fearless sons of mothers.
Islamabad, June 15 ( ANI ) At least 100 militants have reportedly been killed in North West Pakistan following a strafing by military jets on Sunday.
He recalled in his memoirs: "I could hear the whining engines of the Stukas diving and strafing, watching in fascination as the sand leapt into the air in rapid succession to my left and to my right as the bullets hit the beach.
After his strafing pass, he was further amazed to see the survivors, still standing, still firing.