the bombing or strafing of a city, enemy force, etc., by military aircraft:
The air strike devastated the enemy’s submarine base.
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 most frightens Iran’s mullahs, and no it is not an Israeli air strike.
The Mullahs’ Greatest Fear: Kim Kardashian David Frum April 23, 2012
Baghdad officials claimed the self-proclaimed caliph was wounded in an air strike days earlier.
The Terrorist Caliph as Nation Builder in Iraq, Syria, and Beyond Jamie Dettmer July 7, 2014
On Friday, Israel made good on that threat, conducting a massive daylight air strike on Gaza.
Shattered Peace Judith Miller December 25, 2008
The latest press report by the City Hall of Donetsk said that an air strike hit the Kirovsky district on Tuesday night.
From Embattled Donetsk, a Plea for Body Bags Anna Nemtsova August 5, 2014
As already mentioned, the limits of hearing are reached when about 35,000 vibrations of the air strike on the drums of our ears.
The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock
Suddenly he felt the air strike his face, and he saw the sunshine.
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
a small landing field having only one runway. a temporary or auxiliary aircraft runway. Contemporary Examples Growing up in Lukla, Pasang watched planes land at the airstrip near her village. Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman March 29, 2014 But as the decades passed, airplanes replaced steamboats and folks abandoned Old Bettles […]
- Air switch
a switch in which the interruption of the circuit occurs in air.
designating a fighter aircraft built for long patrol capability at high altitudes and supersonic speeds, with air-to-air combat as its principal mission.
- Air system
a system of refrigeration utilizing air as a coolant. any group of devices operated or controlled by air under pressure or vacuum. Historical Examples The air system gradually cleared away the smoke, but the Med Ship still reeked of wood-smoke smells. The Hate Disease William Fitzgerald Jenkins Nelsen attached the oxygen flask to his air […]