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air war

military operations by combatants involving the use of aircraft.
those phases or aspects of a war in which aircraft play a part.
Origin of air war
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • First documentation I found was in the South Pacific air war in the '40s.

    A Fine Fix R. C. Noll
  • Thar warn't no wind on the yearth, but up above the air war a-stirrin'.

    The Phantoms Of The Foot-Bridge Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • In the end the new bombardment group only served to limit black participation in the air war.

  • There had been rain in the night; the air war full of forest fragrance, and the low, sweet voice of twittering birds.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete William Dean Howells

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