Definition of gunship in English:

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gunship

Pronunciation: /ˈɡənˌSHip/

noun

An airplane or a helicopter heavily armed with machine guns or with machine guns and cannon, providing air support for ground troops in combat.
Example sentences
  • 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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