air base

noun

Definition of air base

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

Examples of air base in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those options will involve U.S. aircraft from ships at sea and air bases in the Gulf region, such as Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates. Lolita C. Baldor, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Three transport aircraft landed at the Wunstorf air base in northern Germany on Wednesday afternoon. Geir Moulson And Kathy Gannon, chicagotribune.com, 30 June 2021 Three transport aircraft landed at the Wunstorf air base in northern Germany on Wednesday afternoon. Fox News, 30 June 2021 Something similar happened back in mid-February at Uiju air base on the border with China. David Axe, Forbes, 22 June 2021 In western Iraq this month, a drone equipped with an aerial camera attacked an air base used by U.S. forces, damaging a hangar but causing no casualties, said Col. Wayne Marotto, a military spokesman. David S. Cloud Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2021 Those options will involve U.S. aircraft from ships at sea and air bases in the Gulf region, such as Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates. Lolita C. Baldor, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Those options will involve U.S. aircraft from ships at sea and air bases in the Gulf region, such as Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Burns, Anchorage Daily News, 8 June 2021 The Russian air force has deployed Backfire bombers to its air base in Syria. David Axe, Forbes, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of air base

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air base was in 1913

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19 Jul 2021

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“Air base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20base. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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air base

noun

English Language Learners Definition of air base

: a place where military aircraft take off and land : a base of operations for military aircraft

air base

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Kids Definition of air base

: a base for military aircraft

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