air base

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of air base

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

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First Known Use of air base

1913


AIR BASE Defined for English Language Learners

air base

noun

Definition of air base for English Language Learners

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


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air base

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Definition of air base for Students

: a base for military aircraft

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