air base

noun

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

Examples of air base in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pro-Palestinian protesters gather outside the Incirlik military air base in Adana, Turkey, today. NBC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Live Coverage Feed 3 hours ago Hundreds of pro-Palestinian supporters protesting outside Incirlik air base in Turkey were met with water cannons and tear gas on Sunday. WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 The latest attack came Tuesday in Iraq, when Iran proxy forces fired a rocket at al-Asad air base, two U.S. defense officials said. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 25 Oct. 2023 In a separate incident, U.S. personnel took shelter at Ain Al-Asad air base in western Iraq on Wednesday after an early-warning alert system sounded. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 The first plane carrying advanced U.S. weapons landed at an air base in southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday. By ken Thomas, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2023 During World War II, the Marines established an air base, which the Navy took over after the war. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Oct. 2023 Personnel from the Charleston base and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort eventually found the debris field of the F-35 in Williamsburg County, the air base shared on Sept. 18, via social media. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 The tensions hit a new height when the supporters then attacked several military assets in protest over his arrest, vandalizing an air base, several garrisons and the house of a general. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air base was in 1913

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“Air base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20base. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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air base

noun
: a base of operations for military aircraft

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