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airborne

[ air-bawrn, -bohrn ]
/ ˈɛərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn /
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adjective
carried by the air, as pollen or dust.
in flight; aloft: The plane was airborne by six o'clock.
Military. (of ground forces) carried in airplanes or gliders: airborne infantry.Abbreviation: abn
Aeronautics. (of an aircraft) supported entirely by the atmosphere; flying.
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Origin of airborne

First recorded in 1635–45; air1 + borne1
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How to use airborne in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for airborne

airborne
/ (ˈɛəˌbɔːn) /

adjective
conveyed by or through the air
(of aircraft) flying; in the air
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