Gunship meaning

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An armed aircraft, such as a helicopter, that is used to support troops and provide covering fire.
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A ship, such as a battleship, armed with cannons or other guns.
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A heavily armed helicopter used to support ground troops and assault enemy ground forces.
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(nautical) A ship equipped with heavy artillery.
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(aviation) An armed helicopter tasked to attack the enemy.
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(US, air force, military) A transport airplane equipped with large calibre guns typical of armoured fighting vehicles.
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