Definition of Oerlikon in English:

Oerlikon

noun

  • Any of various guns and fittings manufactured by Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Oerlikon Buhrle & Co., specifically a light anti-aircraft cannon.

Pronunciation

Oerlikon

/ˈəːlɪkɒn/ /ˈəːlɪk(ə)n/

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in R.A.F. Journal. From Oerlikon, the name of a town in Switzerland (now a suburb of Zurich), in the name of the company Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Oerlikon Bührle.