a U.S. Air Force award for heroism, not involving combat, available to any member of the U.S. or friendly armed forces serving with the USAF.
- Air map
a map constructed from aerial photographs.
- Air marshal
an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army lieutenant general. Contemporary Examples Only 24 hours earlier, air marshal Houston had put the size of the search area at 18,000 square miles. Ocean Shield, the Ship That Saved the Search for MH370 Clive Irving April 10, 2014 air marshal Houston was careful to […]
- Air mass
a body of air covering a relatively wide area, exhibiting approximately uniform properties through any horizontal section. Historical Examples Besides those who have pinned their faith to the thicknesses, there are those who take up with the “air mass” theory. Antonio Stradivari Horace William Petherick noun a large body of air having characteristics of temperature, […]
- Air mattress
a mattress, usually of plastic or rubber, that can be inflated for use, as in camping, and deflated for storage. Contemporary Examples That night, she says, she had too much to drink, so she wandered into one of the back bedrooms and fell asleep on an air mattress. Former Student Claims U.S. Naval Academy Had […]