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Definition of the noun ack-ack

What does ack-ack mean as a name of something?


  1. artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of ack-ack: ack-ack gun / antiaircraft / antiaircraft gun / flack / flak / pom-pom
    • more generic word: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
    • more specific term: Bofors gun = an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
    • part: predictor = a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival

Alternative definition of the noun ack-ack


  1. Antiaircraft artillery.
  2. [uncountable] Antiaircraft fire

Definition of the adjective ack-ack

What does ack-ack mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or relating to antiaircraft warfare.


Who is Ack-Ack?

Ack-Ack a.k.a. Tom Heinsohn: Thomas William "Tommy" Heinsohn is a retired American professional basketball player. He has been associated with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association for six decades as a player, coach and broadcaster. He played for the Celtics from 1956 to 1965, and also coached the team from 1969 to 1978. He has been granted Hall of Fame Status for his success as a player. He helped form the NBA players union. He is the only person to have the distinction of being involved in an official team capacity in each of the Celtics' 17 championships, as well as each of their 21 NBA Finals appearances.


Ack-ack a.k.a. Ack Ack was an American Thoroughbred Hall of Fame racehorse. He raced with success at age two to four, scoring wins in the important 1969 Withers Stakes and Arlington Classic. In 1971 at age five, Ack Ack blossomed into the year's most dominant horse. Conditioned by Charlie Whittingham, he won seven straight graded stakes races on both dirt and grass courses at a variety of distances. His performances earned him United States Horse of the Year honors.

  • born in (49 years ago)
  • award: - American Horse of the Year

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ack-Ack

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

yak aback, ack-ack, alack, amtrac, Anzac, Arak, attack, backpack, backtrack, Balzac, bareback, blackjack, blue-black, bootblack, bootjack, brushback, bushwhack, buyback, callback, calpac, champac, cheapjack, Coalsack, coatrack, cognac, ...

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

ack-ack anti-aircraft guns and gunfire. Used during World War II. From the phonetic alphabet where ack=A. ack emma a.m.; in the morning, as in nine-thirty ack emma. Since around 1915. From the army signallers' alphabet, ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

UK, 1984 ack-ack noun anti-aircraft artillery. An initialism, using the phonetic alphabet that was current until 1941. Usage survived the new...

US, 1926 ack-ack verb to shoot someone or something US, 1947 ackamarackus;

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

tach, tack, thwack, track, Wac, wack, whack, wrack, yak; aback, ack-ack, alack, amtrac, Anzac, Arak, arrack, attack, backpack, backtrack, bareback, bivouac, blackjack, blue-black, bookrack, bootblack, bootjack, bushwhack, buyback, callback, ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

ack-ack gun Colloquial term for smoking a heroin dusted cigarette. Firme Peruvian colloquial term for cocaine. Firre Swedish colloquial term for a dose of heroin. First class mail Colloquial term for letter smuggled out of prison. First line ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

anti CON, FOE, CONTRA, AGAINST, HOSTILE, OPPOSED, OPPOSER knock fuel TRIPTANE knock fuel ingredient BROMINE labor union contractYELLOW DOG social one LONER antiaircraft artillery ACK-ACK, POMPOM, TRIPLE-A cannon ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

ack-ack antiaircraft Ack-Ack Aluminum Company of America (stock exchange nickname) ackd acknowledged ackt acknowledgment acl ...

Google previewSleeping with the Dictionary (2002)

by Harryette Mullen

Blah-Blah Ack-ack, ...

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NVA Ack-ack

A light anti-aircraft cannon in the Vietnam section of the US Army Museum of Hawaii.

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