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air fleet

noun
1.
a group of military aircraft, usually under one commander.
Origin of air fleet
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Over New York and its bay the American air fleet was in motion.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • We're through their air fleet, and we've left a trail of fire!

    The Guns of Europe Joseph A. Altsheler
  • One thing in our favor is the number of clouds hanging low in the west, where their air fleet is.

    The Guns of Europe Joseph A. Altsheler
  • A demand upon an American citizen to found a British air fleet is extravagant—in a sense, absurd.

  • Smithers, youre going to stay behind, with part of the air fleet.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The building up of our air fleet will be an arduous task, needing men, money, and time; but without it we cannot be secure.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
  • Finally came the welcome signal that announced the arrival of the last of the air fleet.

  • When the storm burst her air fleet was not less than eight hundred airplanes, and at least twenty-five dirigibles.

    Aircraft and Submarines Willis J. Abbot.
  • It was the presence of the air fleet within clear view that made the thing so horrible.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • One day in October, 1917, the German air fleet made a determined attack on London.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston

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