air fleet



a group of military aircraft, usually under one commander.

Origin of air fleet

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for air fleet

Historical Examples of air fleet

  • The least of the weapons of the air-fleet would have been a godsend to Thorn and Sylva.


    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • The British public poured contributions into the air-fleet fund with a lavishness that has never been equalled in history.

  • A swift, upward-rising shape swept over the courtyard and was gone—one of the air-fleet now launched to meet the attackers.

    The Air Trust

    George Allan England

  • In France the air-fleet, although extensive upon the outbreak of war, was somewhat heterogeneous.

  • This is the German air-fleet, and it is going over to America, to give that spirited people 'what for.'

    The War in the Air

    Herbert George Wells