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strafe

[strāf]
(ordnance)
To rake a body of troops or other persons with gunfire or rocket fire at close range and from a flying aircraft, or to attack a roadway, railyard, factory, or other installation with bullets, projectiles, or rockets fired from a low firing airplane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.