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flak

noun \ˈflak\

: exploding shells that are shot at enemy aircraft from guns on the ground

: harsh criticism

plural flak also flack

Full Definition of FLAK

1
:  antiaircraft guns
2
:  the bursting shells fired from flak
3
also flack :  criticism, opposition

Variants of FLAK

flak also flack \ˈflak\

Examples of FLAK

  1. He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school.
  2. He took a lot of flak from the other kids for his unusual appearance.

Origin of FLAK

German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons
First Known Use: 1938

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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