Definition of Spitfire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Spitfire

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a British fighter plane (= a small military aircraft, designed to attack other aircraft) that became famous during World War II. It was one of the fastest aircraft of its time and Spitfires played an important role in the Battle of Britain.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Spitfire