a large, air-filled pocket, chiefly in plants that float on water, as kelps.
a large air-filled intercellular space in some aquatic plants
a large intercellular space in a leaf into which a stoma opens
- Air vice-marshal
an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army major general. Historical Examples “That’s right, Colonel Fraser,” the air vice-marshal replied. Dave Dawson with the R.A.F R. Sidney Bowen air vice-marshal Leman put the question with a slight frown. Dave Dawson on the Russian Front R. Sidney Bowen “For the same reason other […]
- Air walk
a passageway connecting two structures well above the ground, usually made of transparent material.
- Air war
military operations by combatants involving the use of aircraft. those phases or aspects of a war in which aircraft play a part. Contemporary Examples It may be the air war alone that opened the way for the recent Kurdish offensive or it may be the presence of elite ground forces. Are American Troops Already Fighting […]
to cool (a roof or the like) with a current of air. a current of air for cooling a roof or the like. Historical Examples Why, he gave me a name for that ‘airwash without having to think twice over it! The Tinted Venus F. Anstey