- To attack with machine-gun fire from a low-flying aircraft.
- To fly low over an area and shoot at it with machine guns.
From german strafe ("punishment"), from middle high german strafe, from old high german strafa ("punishment, penalt.y")
- The enemy's position was strafed by the fighter planes.
- The pilot strafed the enemy troops as they were crossing the bridge.
- The enemy's tanks were strafed by the fighter planes.
- The pilot had to strafe the enemy's position to clear the way for the ground troops.
- The strafing run caused heavy casualties among the enemy troops.