antiaircraft barrage

antiaircraft barrage

[′an·tē′er‚kraft bə′räzh]
(ordnance)
A concentration of antiaircraft fire covering an area through which enemy aircraft are likely to fly. Also known as predicted barrage.
Less precisely, any concentration of antiaircraft fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(28) In fairness, the Air Service experienced a marked shortage of observation balloons and could not spare any for antiaircraft barrage balloon protection, even of its own airfields.
Limited to a single attack route to the plant, the Corsairs "came down in a line into the heaviest antiaircraft barrage I had seen thus far, all concentrating on our approach route," Glenn remembered.
While sweating sailors kept up a continuing antiaircraft barrage, he kept their spirits up with this phrase.