Definition of Kamikaze

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

Generic synonyms: Attack Aircraft, Fighter, Fighter Aircraft
Geographical relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon



2. Noun. A pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash.
Geographical relationships: Japan, Nihon, Nippon
Generic synonyms: Airplane Pilot, Pilot, Suicide Bomber

Definition of Kamikaze

1. Noun. An attack requiring the suicide of the one carrying it out, especially when done with an aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. One who makes an attack requiring his suicide, especially when done with an aircraft. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kamikaze

1. a plane to be flown in a suicide crash on a target [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kamikaze

kamees
kameeses
kameez
kameezes
kamela
kamelas
kamencheh
kamenchehs
kamerad
kameraded
kamerads
kames
kamichi
kamichis
kamik
kamikaze (current term)
kamikazes
kamiks
kamila
kamilas
kamiokite
kamis
kamises
kamishibai
kamitugaite
kamme
kampang
kampangs
kampfite
kampong

Literary usage of Kamikaze

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. High Road to Tokyo Bay: The Aaf in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater by Daniel Haulman (1993)
"At Leyte, the Japanese introduced the kamikaze (Divine Wind) into the military ... During kamikaze attacks, suicide pilots aimed their planes like guided ..."

2. The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa by Joseph H. Alexander (1996)
"Nineteen-year- old Signalman 3/C Nick Floros manned a 20mm gun mount on tiny LSM-120 one midnight when a kamikaze appeared "out of nowhere, gliding in low ..."

3. Across the Reef: The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War by Victor J. Croizat (2001)
"On 2 April a kamikaze attack hit three transports. The Henrico lost its captain and 48 crew; the embarked troops lost the commander of the 305th Infantry ..."

4. The Revenge of the Melians: Asymmetric Threats and the Next QDR by Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. (2001)
"The Japanese inflicted 3389 fatalities, achieving a ratio of 1.78 Americans killed for each kamikaze sortie.22 This tactic would only ..."

5. Japan Goes to War: A Chronology of Japanese Military Expansion from the by Dorothy J. Perkins (1997)
"The Japanese, in the belief that their gods (kami) had sent the typhoons to protect their country, called the storms kamikaze, "divine wind. ..."

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