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ace a pilot who has downed a specified number of military aircraft. [1/7 definitions]
aerial of, associated with, or accomplished by means of aircraft. [1/6 definitions]
aero- aircraft or aviation. [1/3 definitions]
aeronautics (used with a sing. verb) a science that deals with the design, operation, and navigation of aircraft.
aerostat an aircraft, such as a balloon or dirigible, that is lifted and held aloft by a gas that is lighter than air.
aerostatics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of aeromechanics that deals with gases in equilibrium and with the equilibrium of airborne bodies or aircraft under changing atmospheric conditions.
aft into, near, or toward the rear end of a ship or aircraft. [2 definitions]
air travel or transportation by aircraft. [1/8 definitions]
airdrop to deliver by parachute from an aircraft. [2 definitions]
airfare fare for traveling by aircraft, esp. by airplane.
airfield a level surface, usu. with one or more paved runways, on which aircraft land and take off; airport.
airfoil any aircraft part or surface, such as a wing or rudder, designed to utilize aircurrents to aid in propelling, lifting, and controlling movement.
air lane a route regularly used by aircraft; airway.
airman an enlisted person in the U.S. Navy whose duties involve aircraft. [1/3 definitions]
airplane any of various aircraft that are heavier than air and are driven by propellers or jet engines.
air raid a military raid by aircraft, esp. bombers.
airship a lighter-than-air aircraft, with its own propulsion system and steering control.
airspace the space used for maneuvers by aircraft. [1/2 definitions]
airspeed the speed of a flying object, esp. an aircraft, relative to the surrounding air.
air taxi a small aircraft that carries passengers or cargo over short distances, esp. to places not served by regular airlines.
air-to-air of a missile or the like, designed to be shot by an aircraft at an aerial target.