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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.
ABC warfare

ABC warfare  

The use or threat of use of atomic, biological, or chemical weapons in war.
abeam

abeam  

Adv.1 on a line at right angles to a ship's or an aircraft's length.2 abeam of opposite the middle of (a ship or aircraft): she was lying almost abeam of us.[...]
abeam replenishment

abeam replenishment  

The transfer at sea of personnel or supplies by rigs between two or more ships proceeding side by side.
abort

abort  

V.1 to terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action.2 to discontinue aircraft takeoff or missile launch.
about face

about face  

In dismounted drill, a pivoting turn to the rear executed by an individual in formation when halted.
Abraham Buford

Abraham Buford  

(1749–1833) Revolutionary War officer, born in Culpeper County, Virginia. Buford served in the northern states during the first three years of the Revolutionary War; then he transferred to South ...
Abraham Charles Myers

Abraham Charles Myers  

(1811–89) quartermaster general of the Confederate army, born in Georgetown, South Carolina. Myers served from the start of the war until removed by Jefferson Davis in 1863. Myers proved inadequate ...
Abraham Path Initiative

Abraham Path Initiative  

The Abraham Path is a route of cultural tourism that retraces the journey made by Abraham (Arabic, Ibrahim) through the heart of the Middle East some four thousand years ago. ...
Abraham Ten Broeck

Abraham Ten Broeck  

Ten ˈbrōōk(1734–1810) Revolutionary War statesman and soldier. Born in Albany, New York, Abraham Ten Broeck was a large land owner and representative in the New York Provincial Assembly at ...
Abrams

Abrams  

M1; M-1A1 the main U.S. battle tank, the M1 was delivered to the U.S. Army in February 1980 and named for the late Gen. Creighton Abrams. Its succesor, the M-1A1 ...

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