a springlike support utilizing the compressibility of air confined behind a piston in a cylinder.
(mechanical engineering) an enclosed pocket of air used to absorb shock or sudden fluctuations of load
- Air stack
- Air station
an airfield having facilities for sheltering and servicing aircraft. Historical Examples Roque charged madly into the air station, dragging the boys after him. Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in Germany Horace Porter noun an airfield, usually smaller than an airport but having facilities for the maintenance of aircraft
any localized airflow. Contemporary Examples The event stayed light and refreshing as the golden airstream glowed throughout the evening. Berlin’s Champagne Food Truck Molly Hannon July 22, 2011 Chris and I are amused by the idea of buying an airstream trailer and trying out material. Armistead Maupin Bids Farewell to ‘Tales’ Tim Teeman February 1, […]
- Air strike
the bombing or strafing of a city, enemy force, etc., by military aircraft: The air strike devastated the enemy’s submarine base. Contemporary Examples On Monday, the US military announced that it conducted an air strike from Iraq into Syrian territory. How America Blew It in Syria Christopher Brownfield October 27, 2008 Karim Sadjapour explains what […]