air base

air base
noun Date: 1915 a military base intended chiefly for the operation of aircraft

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • air base — air′ base n. mil an operations center for units of an air force • Etymology: 1915 …   From formal English to slang

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  • air base — air force base …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air base — i. An air force station or base. ii. In aerial photography, the line joining two air stations, the length of this line, or the distance between exposure stations of a stereo pair. iii. The distance at the scale of the stereoscopic model between… …   Aviation dictionary

  • air base — /ˈɛə beɪs/ (say air bays) noun a base for military aircraft. Also, Navy, air station …   Australian English dictionary

  • air base — 1. an operations center for units of an air force. 2. Aerial Photogrammetry. a. a line joining two camera stations. b. the length of this line. 3. the distance between the points on the ground over which an aerial photograph is taken. [1915 20] * …   Universalium

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