ack-ack

NOUN
  1. artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
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How To Use ack-ack In A Sentence

  • Gardner was hit by our own ack-ack and bailed out.
  • Through the battered century of world wars and massive violence by other means, there had always been an undervoice that spoke through the cannon fire and ack-ack and that sometimes grew strong enough to merge with the battle sounds. Underworld
  • Through the battered century of world wars and massive violence by other means, there had always been an undervoice that spoke through the cannon fire and ack-ack and that sometimes grew strong enough to merge with the battle sounds. Underworld
  • Three of us who had talked escape, Mullins, Ford and myself, took off in the pandemonium of ack-ack, bombs, strafing and napalm that hit a nearby building. Heroes or Villains?
  • My favorite was one I painted with a white and blue belly so it was camouflaged to look like clouds and sky to the Nazi ack-ack gunners below. Lance Mannion:
  • Keating and the officers and men went to sleep under clean skies, a sleep disturbed by the angry bark of ack-ack batteries and the drone of German planes looking for the beaches.
  • After an hour of the deafening ack-ack of the engine, we arrived at the muddy coast of Moheshkhali. Johann Hari: A Journey Across the Ground Zero of Global Warming
  • The OED lists the earliest citation for ack-ack as a 1939 issue of Collier's magazine, which gives the source as a British abbreviation for Aircraft Attack, employing the British name for the letter A (which appears also in the older ack-emma for VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 1
  • These were to include a close escort of six destroyers, four corvettes, three minesweepers, four armed trawlers and two ack-ack ships.
  • But the war grew wings and swept on and except for one Ju 88 who buzzed the field without biting yet drew 5000 rounds from the eager ack-ack boys.
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