V-1

V-1
n. hist. a type of German flying bomb used in the war of
1939-45.
Etymology: abbr. of G Vergeltungswaffe reprisal weapon

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V-1 «VEE WUHN», noun.
a pulsejet flying bomb used by the Germans in World War II in June, 1944; buzz bomb.
[abbreviation of German Vergeltungswaffe eins vengeance-weapon one]

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n. a small flying bomb powered by a simple jet engine, used by the Germans in World War II. Also called doodlebug
Origin:
abbreviation of German Vergeltungswaffe ‘reprisal weapon’

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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