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air-to-air missile
air-to-ground missile
air-to-surface guided missile
air-to-surface missile
Aira caespitosa
airborne alert
airborne assault
airborne command post
airborne early warning
airborne early warning and control
airborne force
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airborne lift
airborne mission coordinator
airborne operation
airborne patrol
airborne transmission
airborne troops

airborne definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: moved or conveyed by or through air

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1641 1. done or being in the air ; being off the ground: as a. carried through the air (as by an aircraft) b. supported especially by aerodynamic forces or propelled through the air by force c. transported or carried by the air <airborne allergens> 2. trained for deployment by air and especially by parachute <airborne troops>

U.S. Military Dictionary

1. In relation to personnel, troops especially trained to effect, following transport by air, an assault debarkation, either by parachuting or touchdown. 2. In relation to equipment, pieces of equipment that have been especially designed for use by airborne troops during or after an assault debarkation. It also designates some aeronautical equipment used to accomplish a particular mission. 3. When applied to materiel, items that form an integral part of the aircraft. 4. The state of an aircraft, from the instant it becomes entirely sustained by air until it ceases to be so sustained. A lighter-than-air aircraft is not considered to be airborne when it is attached to the ground, except that moored balloons are airborne whenever sent aloft. Also called ABN. See also air transportable unit. (JP 3-17)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 transported by air. 2 (of aircraft) in the air after taking off.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If an aircraft is airborne, it is in the air and flying. The pilot did manage to get airborne. ADJ: v-link ADJ 2. Airborne troops use parachutes to get into enemy territory. The allies landed thousands of airborne troops. ADJ: ADJ n 3. Airborne means in the air or carried in the air. Many people are allergic to airborne pollutants such as pollen. ADJ: usu ADJ n


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