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 On Tuesday, the queen’s body will be flown to a military air base near London, in preparation for her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2022 The blasts at the facility in Mayskoye came a week after Ukraine said nine aircraft were destroyed in explosions targeting a Russian air base in another part of Crimea, which also left one person dead, according to the Associated Press. Greg Norman, Fox News, 16 Aug. 2022 The comments came days after explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea apparently destroyed up to a dozen aircraft. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 15 Aug. 2022 Days after explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea destroyed up to a dozen aircraft, a Ukrainian presidential adviser said Kyiv should make retaking the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014 one of its goals of the war. Susie Blann, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Aug. 2022 But this week the war entered a dramatic, new phase in the south, and a series of explosions at the Russian air base in Crimea is just one part of it. CBS News, 14 Aug. 2022 Days after explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea destroyed up to a dozen aircraft, a Ukrainian presidential adviser said Kyiv should make retaking the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014 one of its goals of the war. Susie Blann, ajc, 13 Aug. 2022 That includes a mysterious attack earlier this week on a Russian air base in Crimea, a major supply hub for Russian operations in Kherson previously assumed to be out of its enemy’s reach. Anastacia Galouchka, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2022 Rising smoke can be seen from the beach in Saki, Crimea, after explosions were heard near a Russian military air base Tuesday. Caroline Radnofsky, NBC News, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of air base

1913, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2022

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“Air base.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20base. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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air base

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: a base for military aircraft

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