Definition of Messerschmitt in English:

Messerschmitt

(also Messerschmidt)

noun

historical
  • Any of several types of military aircraft, especially fighters, designed by Messerschmitt and manufactured by his company, which were used by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War (1939–45).

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Clearfield (Pennsylvania) Progress. From the name of Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer and manufacturer.

Pronunciation

Messerschmitt

/ˈmɛsəʃmɪt/