One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A group of people or things that operate as a hunting and attacking pack, in particular a group of attacking submarines or aircraft.‘a wolf pack of U-boats’
- ‘Short-wave radio allowed tactics such as submarine wolf packs, massive bombing raids, and co-ordinated blitzkrieg attacks.’
- ‘And it was almost like an invitation for a wolf pack of those submarines to come in.’
- ‘Because the wolf pack, now as in 1989, can be the media.’
- ‘She then took part in a wolf pack off Ireland until Admiral Doenitz dissolved it early in 1944, leaving U390 to operate alone.’
- ‘Gone are the days of the wolf pack, where it didn't take long to get past everyone else on the course, and cruise to an easy victory.’
- ‘Morehead won his sixth career victory, then celebrated well into the night with his buddies, a rowdy group of friends and fellow racers who have dubbed themselves the Division 1 wolf pack.’
- ‘And even if he should miraculously escape the forcefield, the wolf pack of ships waiting just outside it would certainly get him.’
- ‘The planes were catapulted to search and attack the German U-boat wolf packs that were sinking droves of ships in convoys.’
- ‘The Washington press corps is sometimes likened to a wolf pack, a simile which I find utterly absurd.’
- ‘Michael spoke quietly from the beam behind Kieran, trying to ignore the wolf pack drawing close while they clung like bats to the side of the tower, easy targets in the fading afternoon light.’
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