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air the tasteless, odorless, and colorless mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and other gases that forms the earth's atmosphere. [8 definitions]
air bag a bag in the front of some automobile interiors that inflates automatically in a collision and prevents the passengers from being thrust forward.
air base a military base for air force operations.
air bladder an air-filled sac in various animals and plants, esp. such a structure located near the spine of certain fish that functions to maintain buoyancy by regulating hydrostatic pressure. (See swim bladder.)
airborne borne or carried in the air. [2 definitions]
airbrake a brake or brake system operated by the force of compressed air against a piston.
airbrush an atomizer used to apply liquid, usu. paint, in a fine spray.
airburst an explosion of a bomb or shell before it touches the ground.
air chamber a compartment in which air is confined for a special use, as in a pump, a hydraulic fluid regulator, or a living organism.
aircheck a recording of a radio broadcast, esp. of music.
air command a major unit in a military air force, esp. in the United States.
air-condition to furnish with air conditioning.
air conditioner a device that circulates cooled and dehumidified air in a building, car, or other space.
air conditioning a system that circulates cooled and dehumidified air in a building, car, or other space.
air-cooled cooled by circulating air, as an engine. [2 definitions]
aircraft any man-made vehicle that can fly through the air, such as an airplane, helicopter, glider, or balloon.
aircraft carrier a very large warship with a flat upper deck on which airplanes can take off and land.
air curtain a draft of compressed air blown continuously across a doorway, usu. downward, to act as a door in maintaining interior temperature.
airdrome an airport or landing field.
airdrop to deliver by parachute from an aircraft. [2 definitions]
air-dry to allow to dry by the process of evaporation into the air rather than by the use of an appliance. [2 definitions]