- a space occupied or traversed by air.
- travel by air.
- accommodations for an air trip: to book air passage for Hong Kong.
Origin of air passage
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for air passage
Death may take place from rupture, or from pressure on the air-passage.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Surely you would expect that so important a member as the air-passage would be doubled for safety.The Ultimate Weapon
John Wood Campbell
These plates rested on a series of truly faced bars, which crossed the end of the air-passage.The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer
The pus may burst into the cellular tissue of the neck, or into the air-passage or the œsophagus.
Other complications include septic broncho-pneumonia from damage to the air-passage, and suppurative thyreoiditis.