air war

  1. military operations by combatants involving the use of aircraft.

  2. those phases or aspects of a war in which aircraft play a part.

Origin of air war

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby air war Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use air war in a sentence

  • There had been rain in the night; the air war full of forest fragrance, and the low, sweet voice of twittering birds.

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  • In the end the new bombardment group only served to limit black participation in the air war.

  • Two recent developments of the hot-air war balloon suggest great possibilities in the near future.

  • Thar warn't no wind on the yearth, but up above the air war a-stirrin'.

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  • First documentation I found was in the South Pacific air war in the '40s.

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