air alert


Definition of air alert

1 : the period during which military and civilian agencies are required to be in readiness for an enemy air attack also : the warning signal that begins such a period
2 : combat or standby status of the aircraft, aircrew, and ground communications system that may have to repel the enemy air attack

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First Known Use of air alert

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Air alert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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