air base

noun

Definition of air base 

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

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American liberators soon discovered his body in a shallow grave near the air base. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Honors, finally, for a Tuskegee Airman from Philly, lynched by the Nazis | Mike Newall," 20 Apr. 2018 Pompeo’s comments came during a short trip to the United Arab Emirates, a staunch U.S. ally that hosts some 5,000 American forces at a crucial air base and the U.S. Navy’s busiest foreign port of call. Matthew Lee, The Seattle Times, "Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates," 10 July 2018 Pompeo's comments came during a short trip to the United Arab Emirates, a staunch U.S. ally that hosts some 5,000 American forces at a crucial air base and the U.S. Navy's busiest foreign port of call. Matthew Lee And Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "Pompeo talks tough on Iran while visiting the Emirates," 10 July 2018 Source: Department of Defense Russia’s chief of staff said Syrian forces used Soviet-era air defenses to intercept more than 70 rockets that targeted air bases and other installations. Thomas Grove, WSJ, "Russia, Iran Denounce Airstrikes on Close Ally Syria," 14 Apr. 2018 On April 9, an airstrike struck the T4 air base in central Syria reportedly targeting a unit of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Crops and killing several Iranians, including a colonel who was a commander of the guards Aerospace Force. Washington Post, "Syria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the country," 2 June 2018 There has been no comment from Israel on the strike on the T4 air base in Syria's central Homs province. Bassem Mroue, chicagotribune.com, "Syrian troops on alert amid fear of U.S. strike after attack," 10 Apr. 2018 The Pentagon, which the president tasked with finding space for up to 20,000 immigrants, has identified nearby Fort Bliss in El Paso and Goodfellow air base is San Angelo as sites for new shelters. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "In Tornillo shelter, migrant kids spend their days playing soccer and card games," 25 June 2018 In January, Russia sent four more S-400 systems to Syria, installing them at its Hmeimeem air base and the naval facility at Tartus on the Mediterranean. Henry Meyer, Bloomberg.com, "Russia, U.S. Near Brink in a Syrian Standoff With Nuclear Risks," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of air base

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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