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drag•on•fly



Pronunciation: (drag'un-flī"), [key]
n.,
pl. -flies.

1. any of numerous stout-bodied, nonstinging insects of the order Odonata (suborder Anisoptera), the species of which prey on mosquitoes and other insects and are distinguished from the damselflies by having the wings outstretched rather than folded when at rest.
2. (cap.) Mil.a two-seat, twin-turbojet U.S. attack aircraft in service since 1967, armed with a Minigun and capable of carrying nearly 5700 lb. (2585 kg) of ordnance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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