air base


air base
noun
a base for military aircraft
Syn: ↑air station
Hypernyms: ↑base, ↑base of operations

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noun
: a base of operations for military aircraft and for the housing and repairing of the craft, the storage of munitions, the housing of aviation personnel, and the administrative center of control over the operations of the aircraft

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1. an operations center for units of an air force.
2. Aerial Photogrammetry.
a. a line joining two camera stations.
b. the length of this line.
3. the distance between the points on the ground over which an aerial photograph is taken.
[1915-20]

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air base UK US noun [countable] [singular air base plural air bases]
a military airport
Thesaurus: airports and parts of airportshyponym

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air base,
a headquarters and airfield for military aircraft.

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noun, pl ⋯ bases [count]
: a place where military aircraft take off and land : a base of operations for military aircraft

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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