Definition Of strafe


an attack from low-flying aircraft.

Remember that a well-placed strafe will chew up an airplane on the ground.

attack repeatedly with bombs or machine-gun fire from low-flying aircraft.

military aircraft strafed the village

Example Of strafe

  • A government office that had been taken over by the militiamen and used to store ammunition was strafed by a helicopter gunship and then reduced to rubble by tank fire.

  • Air bases were attacked, ships were strafed and fuel dumps were blown up.

  • Allied forces quickly ruptured the German front and penetrated deep behind the lines, while Allied aircraft mercilessly strafed the retreating Germans.

  • Cities and villages are being bombed and strafed on almost a daily basis by warplanes and helicopters.

  • Erwin Rommel was one such victim, nearly being killed when his car was strafed by an Allied fighter.

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