Aam definition

(military) Initialism of air-to-air missile.
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Air-to-air missile.
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(historical) A Dutch and German measure of liquids, used in England for Rhine wine, varying in different cities, being at Amsterdam about 41 wine gallons, at Antwerp 36½, and at Hamburg 38¼. [first attested around 1350 to 1470]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
aam
Plural:
aams

Origin of aam

  • Borrowing from Dutch aam, from Late Latin ama, from Ancient Greek ἄμη (amē, “bucket”). Compare Latin hama (“water bucket”).

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