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air base

noun
1.
an operations center for units of an air force.
2.
Aerial Photogrammetry.
  1. a line joining two camera stations.
  2. the length of this line.
3.
the distance between the points on the ground over which an aerial photograph is taken.
Origin of air base
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • Another half-hour, and its record and pictures were back at the air base, being examined and computed by hungry-eyed men.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Clustered on every air base were flights of planes, each one crammed with bombs.

  • In the fall of 1958 matters came to a head at the school near the Little Rock air base.

  • Suddenly they swept away from the hilly country and were over the German air base.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • He slid out in front to lead the way to the American-built air base on the north side of the city.

    Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Just before the ground-car reached the air base, he said awkwardly, "Thank you, sir."

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for air base

air base

noun
1.
a centre from which military aircraft operate Also called air station
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