a vine, Dioscorea bulbifera, of southeastern Asia, having tubers weighing several pounds and growing in the leaf axils.
- Air power
the total military capability of a nation for operations involving the use of aircraft and missiles. Contemporary Examples An independent Australian think tank, air power Australia, drew a more severe conclusion. The Pentagon Isn’t Ready for a New Cold War Jacob Siegel March 19, 2014 When the U.S. did intervene militarily, such as in the […]
- Air pressure
impervious to air. to make impervious to air.
- Air pump
an apparatus for drawing in, compressing, or exhausting air. (initial capital letters) Astronomy. the constellation Antlia. Historical Examples Either the air pump or steam may be employed to create a partial void in the receiver beneath the filter. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure Now place this apparatus under the receiver of […]