air base


noun

an operations center for units of an air force.
Aerial Photogrammetry.
  1. a line joining two camera stations.
  2. the length of this line.
the distance between the points on the ground over which an aerial photograph is taken.

Nearby words

  1. air alert,
  2. air arm,
  3. air attaché,
  4. air bag,
  5. air ball,
  6. air battery,
  7. air bed,
  8. air bell,
  9. air bladder,
  10. air blast

Origin of air base

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for air base

air base

noun

a centre from which military aircraft operateAlso called: air station
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