Definition of gunship in English:


Syllabification: gun·ship
Pronunciation: /ˈgənˌSHip


  • An airplane or a helicopter heavily armed with machine guns or with machine guns and cannon, providing air support for ground troops in combat.
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    • Army helicopter gunships and MiG fighter planes lead the attacks but cannot distinguish between hardened officers and fresh abductees.
    • Just beyond the camp is a large airfield where dozens of helicopter gunships and MiG fighter jets are protected by concrete bomb shelters.
    • They were supplied with weapons and air support from helicopter gunships and Antonov bombers.

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