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Noun: flak  flak
  1. Intense adverse criticism
    "don't give me any flak"; "he published an unexpected flak on my work";
    - fire, attack, flack, blast
     
  2. [N. Amer] A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
    - flak catcher, flack catcher, flack [N. Amer]
     
  3. Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    - antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun

Derived forms: flaks

Type of: criticism, gun, interpreter, representative, spokesperson, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn], voice

Encyclopedia: Flak