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or air time

[air-tahym] /ˈɛərˌtaɪm/
the particular time that a program is broadcast or scheduled for broadcast:
The airtime for the newscast is 10 p.m.
the time during which a broadcast takes place:
The airtime for the new show is from 10 to 10:30 p.m.
a block of such time sold by a radio or television station to an advertiser, allotted to a political candidate, etc.:
The company bought three minutes of airtime.
Origin of airtime
1940-45; air1 + time Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "It air time fer me to go, Tess," murmured the squatter in her ear.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • Wait a couple of seconds, so as to give the air time to get into the blood.

  • You gripped a-holt of the truth that air time like the American bird a-grippin' the arries on the shield.

    The End Of The World Edward Eggleston
  • "It air time—to pray," said she, looking straight at him, as he slowly rose from his chair.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • "It air time fer ye to turn in," said she, banking the embers in the stove for the night.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • Never mind; I put in my best licks fer Him that air time, Mr. Hartsook.

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for air time


the time allocated to a particular programme, item, topic, or type of material on radio or television
the time of the start of a radio or television broadcast
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Contemporary definitions for air time

the time a basketball player stays in the air while attempting a slam dunk's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for air time

air time

noun phrase

The time a basketball player remains in the air while making a slam dunk

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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