Definitions for "Gunship"
A helicopter armed with air-to-ground armament.
Heavily armed helicopter
generally a helicopter that was designed for battlefield attack. Also some fixed-wing aircraft are designated gunships (AC-47, AC-119, and AC-130).
Keywords:  idea, heavy, contexts, vessel, armed
The term "gunship" is used in several contexts, all sharing the general idea of a light vessel armed with heavy guns.