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air base

an operations center for units of an air force.
Aerial Photogrammetry.
  1. a line joining two camera stations.
  2. the length of this line.
the distance between the points on the ground over which an aerial photograph is taken.
Origin of air base
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Clustered on every air base were flights of planes, each one crammed with bombs.

  • Suddenly they swept away from the hilly country and were over the German air base.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • He slid out in front to lead the way to the American-built air base on the north side of the city.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Just before the ground-car reached the air base, he said awkwardly, "Thank you, sir."

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Another half-hour, and its record and pictures were back at the air base, being examined and computed by hungry-eyed men.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Some of the English women living near the air base were selling chances on a fruit cake for a shilling a ticket.

British Dictionary definitions for air base

air base

a centre from which military aircraft operate Also called air station
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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