air right

noun

Definition of air right

: a property right to the space above a surface area or object

Examples of air right in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The proposal to construct four stories of apartments over the parking lot would require use of air rights above city property, officials said. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Developer wants to build apartments at site of former Saks Fifth Avenue in Highland Park," 22 Aug. 2019 Able to walk into a room and suck the air right out. Vogue, "The Women Designers Who Changed The Way We Dress," 14 Aug. 2019 Howard Hughes has expressed a desire to transfer air rights from other properties to the parking lot site. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "The Toxic Secret Underneath the Seaport," 7 June 2019 The brewery is a 1,300-square-foot facility with an industrial/rustic air right on Route 171. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Taylor Brooke Brewery Opens In Woodstock," 29 July 2019 If there was any doubt about that, the incredibly powerful commercial that Nike aired right after the game dispelled it. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Nike's ad celebrating the U.S. women's World Cup win is outstanding. So who will it anger?," 7 July 2019 The 6,250-square-foot building, which has a rear yard, has a cap rate of 2.8 percent and 4,078 square feet in air rights. New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 26 June 2018 Since the show airs right after Riverdale (though on a different channel), fans had the Gargoyle Gang and all of their antics fresh in their minds, making the Deer/King comparison all the more obvious. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Fans Are Dying Over This Accidental "Riverdale" and "The Masked Singer" Crossover," 17 Jan. 2019 But the question of whether or not the Avengers would come out on top was apparently up in the air right until that very moment. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "This Avengers: Endgame Theory Could Reveal the True Meaning Behind Doctor Strange's Cryptic Final Line," 13 June 2019

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Air right.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20right. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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air right

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Legal Definition of air right

: a property right to the space above a surface or object (as a building) that may be sold or leased for development purposes make use of the air rights above the TerminalPenn Central Transportation Co. v. City of New York, 438 U.S. 104 (1978)

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