the act of flying while waiting for combat orders or for enemy airplanes to appear.
the signal to take stations for such action.
THE SEPTEMBER WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ HAS ARRIVED!
Go ahead, test your mental legerity to see how many words you remember from last month!
Question 1 of 10
Which definition best describes “spang”?
Origin of air alert
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby air alert
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for air alert
the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
a signal to prepare for this
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012