- any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface: to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
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Examples from the Web for mid-air
Because of their mid-air refueling capability, Spectres can stay in the air indefinitely.Why Drones Don’t Cut It in Syria
September 24, 2014
Sohn gained notoriety worldwide for his mid-air acrobatics, and was even sponsored by Chevrolet.The High-Flying Secrets of BASE Jumpers
August 4, 2014
Could the Beijing-bound Boeing have disintegrated in mid-air?The Craziest Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Conspiracy Theories
March 13, 2014
Some future job, perhaps, where decisions must be made superfast, in mid-air, with a finger dragging across a screen.Sorry, Folks, Playing Dots Won’t Make You Smarter
June 20, 2013
I awoke in mid-air, as the shock wave hurled me against the bedroom's far wall.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
There was a wild yell; Andrew was stopped in mid-air by a rifle thrust into his stomach.Way of the Lawless
And then, even as he was in mid-air, he realized what was happening.
And something seemed to catch the dog in mid-air, as it leaped.Salvage in Space
John Stewart Williamson
At that moment the wind dropped, and the combatants were suspended in mid-air.
He moved ahead of me for fifteen or twenty feet and then vanished in mid-air.
- some point above ground level, in the air
- (as modifier)a midair collision of aircraft
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Word Origin and History for mid-air
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Idioms and Phrases with mid-air
see under leave hanging.
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