Pronunciation: (u-päsh', u-pash'; Fr. a-pash'), [key]
—pl. a•pachesPronunciation: (u-pä'shiz, u-pash'iz; Fr. a-pash'). [key]
a Parisian gangster, rowdy, or ruffian.
Pronunciation: (u-pach'ē), [key]
—pl. A•pach•es, (esp. collectively) A•pach•e.
1. a member of an Athabaskan people of the southwestern U.S.
2. any of the several Athabaskan languages of Arizona and the Rio Grande basin.
3. Mil.a two-man U.S. Army helicopter designed to attack enemy armor with rockets or a 30mm gun and equipped for use in bad weather and in darkness.
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