Definition of Stuka in English:

Stuka

Syllabification: Stu·ka
Pronunciation: /ˈsto͞okə, ˈSHto͞o-
 
/

noun

  • A type of German military aircraft (the Junkers Ju 87) designed for dive-bombing, much used in World War II.
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    • As the El Alamein battle began in earnest, enemy aerial activities took an upswing and it was not unusual for the P - 40s to run into formations of Junkers Ju 87 Stukas and Italian Fiats.
    • The wretchedness is not the result merely of flight: French farmers overcharge the refugees for water, while German Stukas strafe and bomb this civilian procession.
    • Suddenly it hove back into view, coming straight at us, diving madly like a German Stuka on a bombing run.

Origin

contraction of German Sturzkampfflugzeug 'dive-bomber'.

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