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midair

[mid-air] /mɪdˈɛər/
noun
1.
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface:
to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; mid- + air1
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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

midair

/ˌmɪdˈɛə/
noun
1.
  1. some point above ground level, in the air
  2. (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft
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Idioms and Phrases with midair

midair

see under leave hanging
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