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A. J. Muste

A. J. Muste  

(1885–1967), minister, labor organizer, antiwar activist.Born in the Netherlands, Muste studied at theological seminaries in the United States and became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church ...
A. P. Hill

A. P. Hill  

(1825–65) Confederate army officer, born near Culpeper, Virginia. His success in leading a brigade into battle at Williamsburg (1862) led to his being given command of the largest division of ...
A-10A

A-10A  

A heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum. Its wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing ability ...
AA

AA  

Abbr. antiaircraft.
AAA

AAA  

Abbr. antiaircraft artillery.
AADC

AADC  

Abbr. area air defense commander.
AAF

AAF  

Abbr.Army Air Force(s).
Aardvark

Aardvark  

F-111 a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.
abaft

abaft  

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is always ...
abatis

abatis  

N. also abattis pl. same, abatises, or abattises a defense made of felled trees placed lengthwise over each other with the boughs pointing outwards.

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