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[mid-air] /mɪdˈɛər/
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface:
to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
First recorded in 1660-70; mid- + air1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In midair she struggled madly to get into some acceptable position.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • But as it went Mayo clutched a davit pulley and swung in midair.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • The cushion turned in midair into a puff of bright white fire.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
  • He moved to go to her, and found himself floating in midair.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • Tossing his rifle in midair, he said, "I give up, gentlemen."

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
  • As they crowded from the mess cabin, they saw the balloon hanging in midair.

    Panther Eye Roy J. Snell
British Dictionary definitions for midair


  1. some point above ground level, in the air
  2. (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft
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see under leave hanging
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