a strong cotton cloth of plain weave treated with dope and formerly used as a covering for the wings and fuselages of airplanes.
a similar, lighter-weight fabric for shirts and pajamas.
- Airplane spin
a maneuver in which a wrestler, grasping an opponent by the head and crotch, lifts the opponent’s body crosswise overhead, lowers it to the shoulders for support, then spins around and throws the opponent back over the head to the mat. Historical Examples I tell him to folly that up with a airplane spin and […]
- Airplane turn
a midair turn made in the middle of a jump.
- Air plant
an epiphyte. Also called life plant. a tropical plant, Kalanchoe pinnata, of the stonecrop family, having pale green flowers tinged with red and new plants sprouting at the leaf notches. Historical Examples Prince Leopold has succeeded in bringing to perfection that extraordinary exotic, the air plant. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Various It […]
the act or an instance of broadcasting recorded material over radio or television. noun (of recorded music) radio exposure n. 1950 in radio sense, from air (n.1) + play.