A-10A Reference library
a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum.
AA Reference library
AAA Reference library
abbr. antiaircraft artillery.
Aachen, Battle of Reference library
(October 1944) a World War II battle in which Aachen became the first German city to fall to
Aachen, Siege of Reference library
Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II,
AADC Reference library
abbr. area air defense commander.
AAF Reference library
abbr.Army Air Force(s).
Aardvark Reference library
F-111 a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.
AB Reference library
abbr. able seaman; able-bodied seaman.
aback Reference library
adv. (of a sail) pressed backward against the mast by a headwind.
abaft Reference library
adv. in or behind the stern of a ship.
prep. nearer the stern than; behind: the yacht has a
abatis Reference library
n. also abattis pl. same, abatises, or abattises a defense made of felled trees placed lengthwise over each other with
Abbot, Henry Larcom Reference library
(1831–1927) Union army officer and topographical engineer, born in Beverly, Massachusetts. Wounded in 1861 at First Bull Run
ABC warfare Reference library
the use or threat of use of atomic, biological, or chemical weapons in war.