1. [ noun ] (military,arms) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Synonyms: antiaircraft_gun pom-pom ack-ack ack-ack_gun flack antiaircraft
Related terms: gun Bofors_gun predictor
2. [ noun ] intense adverse criticism
Synonyms: attack flack blast fire

"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party" "the government has come under attack" "don't give me any flak"

Related terms: criticism attack
3. [ noun ] a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
Synonyms: flack flack_catcher flak_catcher
Related terms: spokesperson
4. [ noun ] (military) firing at enemy aircraft
Synonyms: antiaircraft_fire
Related terms: fire
Similar spelling:   flaky