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air right

a right of way in the air space above a property owner's land and the immovable property on it, subject to the public right of air navigation above the property at a legally prescribed altitude.
such a right sold or leased for use or occupation, especially on a support elevated above an immovable property, as for the erection of an office building over a railroad track.
Origin of air right
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Up we glides into the air right over the white wake she was leavin'.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • Remnants of summer continued to hang in the air right into December.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Pepusch played the air right through; waited a minute or so and recommenced.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce
  • I was soaring through the air right way up, steadily, and no mischance had happened.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • Likewise the hall waxed hotter and hotter, and the air right heavy to breathe.

  • I cyan't say as they air right comfortable, but ef they'll help me to git 'round agin, I reckon I can bar hit.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • An instant later their baying rang out on the still night air right behind us, and with fearful distinctness.

  • Yet I drew my sword, and went cutting the air right and left, till I reached the villa of my sweetheart.

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