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air-to-air

[ air-too-air, -tuh- ]
/ ˈɛər tuˈɛər, -tə- /
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adjective

operating between airborne objects, especially aircraft: air-to-air missiles; air-to-air communication.

adverb

from one aircraft, missile, or the like, to another while in flight: They refueled air-to-air.

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Nearby words

air-sea rescue, air-ship, air-slake, air-spray, air-superiority, air-to-air, air-to-surface, air-traffic control, air-transportable, airbag, airbed

Origin of air-to-air

First recorded in 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for air-to-air

  • But Predators are vulnerable to even the most obsolete surface-to-air missiles or air-to-air fighter aircraft.

    The Killer Drone Goes Stealthy—Just in Time for a New Cold War|Zach Rosenberg|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for air-to-air

air-to-air


adjective

operating between aircraft in flight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012