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airspeed

or air speed

[ air-speed ]
/ ˈɛərˌspid /
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noun

the forward speed of an aircraft relative to the air through which it moves.

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Origin of airspeed

First recorded in 1905–10; air1 + speed
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British Dictionary definitions for airspeed

airspeed
/ (ˈɛəˌspiːd) /

noun

the speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it movesCompare groundspeed
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