air base

noun

Definition of air base

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

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Castro called it outrageous that the administration and the company that runs the site next to a reserve air base south of Miami refused entry to the candidates, including those currently in Congress — Harris and Gillibrand. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Castro, Harris, other 2020 hopefuls join forces to blast Trump at migrant detention site in Florida," 28 June 2019 In Iraq, security measures were increased at one of the country’s largest air bases, which houses American trainers, a top Iraqi air force commander said Saturday. Darlene Superville, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump: Military action against Iran still ‘on the table’," 22 June 2019 In Iraq, security measures were increased at one of the country’s largest air bases, which houses American trainers, a top Iraqi air force commander said Saturday. Darlene Superville, Twin Cities, "Trump: Military action against Iran still ‘on the table’," 22 June 2019 Russian long-range bombers and missiles have struck U.S. Army posts and air bases throughout the region, causing heavy casualties and preventing an immediate response. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Is Reviving Cold War “Assault Breaker” Concept to Thwart China, Russia," 4 Mar. 2019 Similarly, albeit on a lesser scale, Iran can threaten shipping in the Gulf, including American carriers, and American air bases across the water. The Economist, "Using clever technology to keep enemies at bay," 25 Jan. 2018 Taiwan has only a limited number of air bases, and those could expect heavy bombardment in the early days of a conflict. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Taiwan Converts Highway Into a Jet Fighter Runway," 30 May 2019 The attack comes amid soaring tensions between Iran and Israel following an airstrike earlier this month on Syria's T4 air base in central province of Homs that killed seven Iranian military personnel. Bassem Mroue, chicagotribune.com, "Syria monitors: Missile attack kills 26, mostly Iranians," 30 Apr. 2018 The $260 million storage facility will help turn an air base near Powidz, in central Poland, into a hub for U.S. forces in a former Soviet Bloc country that has a land border with Russia. James Marson, WSJ, "NATO Plans Facility in Poland to Store U.S. Military Equipment," 22 Mar. 2019

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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air base

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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

air base

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Kids Definition of air base

: a base for military aircraft

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