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.
Gonzales said the motive of the strafing incident and the identity of the attacker remained unknown as of this writing.
Three human-rights advocates have been killed in Masbate while a fact-finding mission seeking to look into the reported cases of strafing and even deaths of three people in Mindoro was being prevented by the government, human-rights group Karapatan claimed over the weekend.
The Australian has reported the Royal Australian Air Force will begin strafing sorties when it puts the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter into service in December 2020, the publication said.
A 'wanted' person was killed as terror filled a remote village in Gandara town, Samar province in an alleged election-related strafing incident Friday afternoon (April 12).
"Part 3, Article 2, Section 15 outlines the right not to be subjected to indiscriminate bombings, shelling, strafing, gunfire and the use of landmines," he added.
Press groups in Negros Occidental are calling for an investigation into the strafing of a broadcaster's house in Talisay City on Wednesday night.
Chapters lay bare previously classified information, including anticipated death tolls, the contribution of the Afghan police, discoveries of drugs, unreported civilian casualties, the strafing of Charles Company by an American A-10, and much more.
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.