mid-air

midair

[mid-air]
noun
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface: to catch a ball in midair.

Origin:
1660–70; mid- + air1

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midair (ˌmɪdˈɛə)
 
n
a.  some point above ground level, in the air
 b.  (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft

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mid-air
also midair, 1660s, from mid + air (1). Lit. "the part of the air between the clouds and the air near the ground."
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