Air line
Air line Air line A path through the air made easy for a["e]rial navigation by steady winds. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Air line — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air-line — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air|line — «AIR LYN», noun. 1. a system of transporting people and things by aircraft. 2. the company owning or operating such a system. 3. a route for aircraft; airway; air lane. 4. Especially U.S. a straight line through the air. air line «AIR LYN»,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-line — /air luyn /, adj. straight; direct; traveling a direct route: Some railroads advertise air line routes between stations. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • air-line — /air luyn /, adj. straight; direct; traveling a direct route: Some railroads advertise air line routes between stations. [1805 15, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Air line — See also Airline (disambiguation) : For the Air Line rail trail in central Connecticut, see Airline State Park. .An air line is a tube that carries a compressed air supply, e.g. to inflate tyres or power compressed air tools. Air line is most… …   Wikipedia

  • air line — path through the air, line through the air …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air line — [1] A pipe, hose, or duct in a vehicle which permits the flow of air or vacuum. [2] The supply line coming from an air compression tank to drive air tools or inflate tires …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • air line — noun 1. : a straight line through the air between two points that disregards irregularities of the intervening ground or space : beeline; also : a great circle arc between two points on the earth s surface 2. : a pipe or hose used to supply air… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air line — noun Date: 1813 a straight line through the air between two points …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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