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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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  • In France the air-fleet, although extensive upon the outbreak of war, was somewhat heterogeneous.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War Frederick A. Talbot
  • The least of the weapons of the air-fleet would have been a godsend to Thorn and Sylva.

    Invasion William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • From it he was able to watch the wonderful spectacle of the first air-fleet flying through the night.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • The British public poured contributions into the air-fleet fund with a lavishness that has never been equalled in history.

  • Accordingly the air-fleet came clustering round the flagship like carp in a pond at feeding time.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • A swift, upward-rising shape swept over the courtyard and was gone—one of the air-fleet now launched to meet the attackers.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • This is the German air-fleet, and it is going over to America, to give that spirited people 'what for.'

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • Much of this artillery was still unmounted, and nearly all of it was unprotected when the German air-fleet reached New York.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • They took it in the same spectacular spirit they had displayed at the first apparition of the air-fleet.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • He directed the air-fleet to move in column over the route of this thoroughfare, dropping bombs, the Vaterland leading.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells

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