air base


Definition of air base

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

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Syrian state television claimed that early Monday morning that airstrikes targeted an air base in Homs, a strategic staging ground for Russian and Syrian forces. Jamie Tarabay, CNN, "When it comes to Syria, Trump can tweet and launch strikes if he wants, but not much else," 9 Apr. 2018 Qatar’s relationship with Washington includes its role hosting a major U.S. air base. Summer Said, WSJ, "Qatar to Leave OPEC as Cartel Pressured to Cut Production," 3 Dec. 2018 The Indian government said a naval air base in Kochi will be opened for commercial flights starting Monday morning. Aijaz Rahi, Fox News, "800,000 displaced in flooding in southern Indian state," 19 Aug. 2018 Trump also met Tuesday with the emir of Qatar, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, whose country hosts a major U.S. air base likely to be involved if Trump sends manned warplanes against Syria. David S. Cloud,, "As Trump considers military action on Syria, Pentagon worries it could put Russian soldiers in the crosshairs," 11 Apr. 2018 The new jet, part of a four-plane formation, took off from Misawa air base but then disappeared 85 miles off the Japanese mainland. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Japanese F-35 Reported Missing Over the Pacific Ocean," 9 Apr. 2019 And, 158 metal transfer cases were sent to a U.S. air base near Seoul and would be used to send the remains home. Washington Post, "Mattis says US will keep current troop levels in South Korea," 28 June 2018 Most are involved in the construction of a new air base there. Lolita C. Baldor,, "Military finds multiple failures led to deadly Niger ambush," 11 May 2018 The United States and its European allies chose three targets instead of the single air base hit last year and used twice as many weapons. New York Times, "President Trump Talked Tough. But His Strike on Syria Was Restrained.," 13 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of air base

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

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Kids Definition of air base

: a base for military aircraft

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