Definition of Air force

1. Noun. The airborne branch of a country's armed forces.

Exact synonyms: Airforce
Specialized synonyms: Air Corps, Raf, Royal Air Force, German Luftwaffe, Luftwaffe
Member holonyms: Air Unit
Generic synonyms: Armed Service, Military Service, Service
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

2. Noun. The airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space.

Definition of Air force

1. Proper noun. The United States Air Force. ¹

2. Proper noun. Sports teams representing the United States Air Force Academy. ¹

3. Noun. A branch of the military mainly devoted to air warfare, as opposed to (land) army and navy ¹

4. Noun. a unit in the U.S. Air Force larger than a division but smaller than a command ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Air Force

air defense
air display
air division
air dose
air drainage
air drill
air drills
air du temps
air duct
air ducts
air embolism
air filter
air filters
air flow
air flows
air force (current term)
air force academy
air force officer
air forces
air freshener
air gas
air group
air guitar
air guitarist
air guitarists
air guitars
air gun
air guns
air hammer
air hockey

Literary usage of Air force

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Air Commodore CM Wight- Boycott, C.BJL, DSO ROYAL air force RESERVE The Royal air force Reserve (including WRAF Reserve of Officers) consists of officers ..."

2. A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces by Lane Pierrot, Jo A. Vines, Shaun Black (1997)
"Since the late 1980s, the air force has cut its "wing equivalents" of tactical ... One version ofthat option—IA—would make purchases for the air force, ..."

3. Strategy for Defeat: The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945 by Williamson Murray (1983)
"THE ROYAL air force The Royal air force was the first independent air force. It owed its creation in World War I less to the strategic and military ..."

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