Definition of airborne
- a plane becoming airborne
- airborne allergens
- airborne troops
Once the plane was airborne I loosened my seat belt.
Thousands of airborne troops parachuted behind enemy lines.
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: in the air : moving or being carried through the air
of soldiers : specially trained to jump from airplanes into enemy territory for battle; also : of or relating to airborne soldiers
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