ack-ack gun

ack-ack gun
artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Syn: ↑antiaircraft, ↑antiaircraft gun, ↑flak, ↑flack, ↑pom-pom, ↑ack-ack
Derivationally related forms: ↑antiaircraft (for: ↑antiaircraft)
Hypernyms: ↑gun
Hyponyms: ↑Bofors gun
Part Meronyms: ↑predictor

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