English noun: flak
|1.||flak (person) a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer|
|Synonyms||flack, flack catcher, flak catcher|
|Broader (hypernym)||interpreter, representative, spokesperson, voice|
|2.||flak (communication) intense adverse criticism|
|Samples||Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party.|
The government has come under attack.
Don't give me any flak.
|Synonyms||attack, blast, fire, flack|
|Broader (hypernym)||criticism, unfavorable judgment|
|3.||flak (artifact) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes|
|Synonyms||ack-ack, ack-ack gun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flack, pom-pom|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Bofors gun|