air spot

noun

: spotting and reporting from aircraft the fall of missiles in relation to a target
also : the aircraft and pilot assigned to this duty

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of air spot was in 1944

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“Air spot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air%20spot. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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