air right


noun

a right of way in the air space above a property owner's land and the immovable property on it, subject to the public right of air navigation above the property at a legally prescribed altitude.
such a right sold or leased for use or occupation, especially on a support elevated above an immovable property, as for the erection of an office building over a railroad track.

Nearby words

  1. air quality index,
  2. air quotes,
  3. air rage,
  4. air raid,
  5. air rifle,
  6. air root,
  7. air route,
  8. air sac,
  9. air scoop,
  10. air scout

Origin of air right

First recorded in 1920–25

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