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air alert

noun
1.
the act of flying while waiting for combat orders or for enemy airplanes to appear.
2.
the signal to take stations for such action.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for air-alert

air alert

noun (military)
1.
the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
2.
a signal to prepare for this
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