Definition of gunship
: a helicopter or cargo aircraft armed with rockets and machine guns
Recent Examples of gunship from the Web
When a firefight broke out, the U.S. commandos called in airstrikes from an AC-130 gunship.
Angel's stomach lurched as their gunship angled around, joining a formation of other airborne predators.
So an AC-130 gunship fitted with cannons and machine guns opened fire, smashing the convoy.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gunship'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of gunship
GUNSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunship for English Language Learners
: a military aircraft with rockets and machine guns
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gunship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).