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KAMIKAZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kamikaze mean? 

KAMIKAZE (noun)
  The noun KAMIKAZE has 2 senses:

1. a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
2. a pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash

  Familiarity information: KAMIKAZE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KAMIKAZE (noun)


Sense 1kamikaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("kamikaze" is a kind of...):

attack aircraft; fighter; fighter aircraft (a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air)

Domain region:

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)


Sense 2kamikaze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("kamikaze" is a kind of...):

airplane pilot; pilot (someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight)

suicide bomber (a terrorist who blows himself up in order to kill or injure other people)

Domain region:

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)


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