- operating between airborne objects, especially aircraft: air-to-air missiles; air-to-air communication.
- from one aircraft, missile, or the like, to another while in flight: They refueled air-to-air.
Origin of air-to-air
First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for air-to-air
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- operating between aircraft in flight
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