- any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface: to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
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Examples from the Web for midair
In contrast, drones cannot refuel in midair, conduct airdrops, or carry a meaningful amount of munitions.Why Drones Don’t Cut It in Syria
September 24, 2014
Dancers are suspended in midair like the cast of a ratchet Cirque du Soleil performance.Rihanna Teaches Miley Cyrus How to Twerk in Sexy Video for ‘Pour It Up’
October 2, 2013
Or midair collisions, now prevented by automatic proximity warning systems.Asiana Flight 214: The Pilot Screwed Up, Right?
July 12, 2013
Water is extremely heavy—so heavy that no force known in nature could raise or sustain such a large body of it in midair.Benjamin Franklin, America’s First Storm Chaser
April 14, 2013
In midair she struggled madly to get into some acceptable position.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
But as it went Mayo clutched a davit pulley and swung in midair.Blow The Man Down
The cushion turned in midair into a puff of bright white fire.The Winds of Time
James H. Schmitz
He moved to go to her, and found himself floating in midair.The Aliens
Tossing his rifle in midair, he said, "I give up, gentlemen."The Hindered Hand
Sutton E. Griggs
- some point above ground level, in the air
- (as modifier)a midair collision of aircraft
Idioms and Phrases with midair
see under leave hanging.
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