Definition of Shootdowns

1. Noun. (plural of shootdown) ¹

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Definition of Shootdowns

1. shootdown [n] - See also: shootdown

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shootdowns

shoot oneself in the foot
shoot out
shoot the boots
shoot the breeze
shoot the bull
shoot the messenger
shoot the moon
shoot through
shoot through like a Bondi tram
shoot up
shootdowns (current term)
shooting box
shooting brake
shooting circle
shooting circles
shooting galleries
shooting gallery

Literary usage of Shootdowns

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Usurpers of Freedom in Conspiracy by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"FOCUS ON JRAO “FRIENDLY FIRE shootdowns Does anyone remember the two helicopters which YOU shot down and then whined, moaned and called “friendly fire”? ..."

2. Accounting for Pow/Mias from the Korean War and the Vietnam War: Hearing edited by Robert K. Dornan (1998)
"Many of these flights involved shootdowns, and the crews, in most cases, ... Only US News & World Report has carefully logged the shootdowns and ..."

3. Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the by Michael E. Haas (1998)
"In the years and hundreds of shootdowns over Laos that followed, only one other pilot managed to escape from Communist captivity in Laos ..."

4. Operation Provide Comfort: Review of U. S. Air Force Investigation of Black by Barbara W. Alsip, Neyla Arnas, Fred Chasnov, Richard E. Chervenak (1998)
"... attributed this atmosphere to the F-16 community's having executed the only fighter shootdown in Operation Provide Comfort and all shootdowns in Bosnia. ..."

5. The Cold War in Asia by Cold War International History Project (1996)
"Just as routinely, the Soviets denied finding or capturing any survivors of these shootdowns. They were secret casualties in a secret war. ..."

6. Tailhook 91: Events At The 35th Annual Tailhook SymposiumLaw (1993)
"... briefings that afternoon involved LT Nick Mongello of VFA-81 and Marine CAPT Chuck McGill, who described their MiG shootdowns during Desert Storm. ..."

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