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air cover

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noun
  1. the use of aircraft to protect ground or naval military operations.
  2. the protection given by such aircraft.
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British Dictionary definitions for air cover

air cover

noun
    1. the use of aircraft to provide aerial protection for ground forces against enemy air attack
    2. the aircraft used in this
    Also called: air support
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