Definition of Air alert

1. Noun. The time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack.

Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period

2. Noun. The condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation. "Aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert"
Generic synonyms: Alert, Qui Vive

3. Noun. The warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack.
Generic synonyms: Alarm, Alarum, Alert, Warning Signal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Air Alert

air-raid shelters
air-raid warden
air-raid wardens
air-to-air missile
air-to-air missiles
air-to-ground missile
air-to-surface missile
air alert (current term)
air ambulance
air ambulances
air attache
air attack
air bag
air bags
air ball
air base
air bases
air bed
air beds
air biscuit
air bladder

Literary usage of Air alert

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1. Alert Operations and the Strategic Air Command, 1957-1991 (1993)
""But I like our air alert so much better," he added. "Instead of sitting around and waiting for something to happen, I do what I know and like best - flying ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... by a spotter or an observer to indicate that a burst or group of bursts occurred before impact. air alert—See air defense warning conditions; alert; ..."

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