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air base

n.
A base for military aircraft.

air base

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airbase

n
(Military) a centre from which military aircraft operate. Also called: air station

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n.
an operations center for units of an air force.
[1915]
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Noun1.air base - a base for military aircraftair base - a base for military aircraft  
base, base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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air base

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