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midair

[ mid-air ]
/ mɪdˈɛər /
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noun
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface: to catch a ball in midair.
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Origin of midair

First recorded in 1660–70; mid- + air1
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British Dictionary definitions for midair

midair
/ (ˌmɪdˈɛə) /

noun
  1. some point above ground level, in the air
  2. (as modifier)a midair collision of aircraft
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Other Idioms and Phrases with midair

midair

see under leave hanging.

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