air base


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 In response to the Soleimani killing, Iran on Jan. 8 launched a massive ballistic missile attack on al-Asad air base in Iraq, which resulted in traumatic brain injuries to more than 100 American troops. Washington Post, "US general sees smaller but enduring troop presence in Iraq," 8 July 2020 On his first volunteer mission after his required service was finished, a 20-year old John Hodgson was shot down over a Nazi air base. Mike Rodak |, al, "How foster care, adoption changed path of Tide’s top basketball recruiter," 13 July 2020 Russian cargo planes have regularly shuttled between a Russian air base in Syria and Libya in recent... Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Russia Reinforces Foothold in Libya as Militia Leader Retreats," 29 June 2020 In 1970, Mike’s communications unit was stationed in a separate compound within the U.S. air base at Pleiku, Vietnam. Washington Post, "With more of us turning pedestrian, now’s a good time to practice safe walking," 24 June 2020 El-Sisi on Saturday warned of military intervention by his country in response to any attempts to seize Sirte and the Jufra air base to its south. Abdel Latif Wahba,, "Arabs Press for Libya Ceasefire, Halt to Foreign Meddling," 23 June 2020 Yemeni rebels carried out drone and ballistic missile strikes on the Saudi Arabian capital, targeting the ministries of defense and intelligence as well as an air base, a rebel military spokesman claimed Tuesday. Sarah Dadouch,, "Yemeni rebels announce missile and drone strikes on Saudi capital," 23 June 2020 The situation developed around March 13 after all the passengers had arrived at the Fairfield air base and federal officials wanted to begin swab testing. Matthias Gafni,, "Coronavirus: Pence said all Grand Princess passengers in quarantine would be tested. Two-thirds of them said no," 19 Mar. 2020 An active-duty airman at the air base tested positive and is isolated at their Contra Costa County home. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: March 14-15," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of air base

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air base was in 1913

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30 Jul 2020

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“Air base.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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

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Kids Definition of air base

: a base for military aircraft

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