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air·head 1

 (âr′hĕd′)
n. Slang
A silly, rather unintelligent person.

air·head 2

 (âr′hĕd′)
n.
An area of hostile or enemy-controlled territory secured by paratroops or air-assault forces.

airhead

(ˈɛəˌhɛd)
n
(Military) military an area secured in hostile territory, used as a base for the supply and evacuation of troops and equipment by air
[C20: modelled on beachhead]

airhead

(ˈɛəˌhɛd)
n
slang a stupid or simple-minded person; idiot
[C20]

air•head1

(ˈɛərˌhɛd)

n.
an area in enemy territory seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing.
[1940–45; air + (beach) head]

air•head2

(ˈɛərˌhɛd)

n.
Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt.
[1975–80]
air′head`ed, adj.

airhead

1. A designated area in a hostile or threatened territory which, when seized and held, ensures the continuous air landing of troops and materiel and provides the maneuver space necessary for projected operations. Normally it is the area seized in the assault phase of an airborne operation.
2. A designated location in an area of operations used as a base for supply and evacuation by air. See also beachhead; bridgehead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airhead - a flighty scatterbrained simpletonairhead - a flighty scatterbrained simpleton; "she's a total airhead"; "every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.airhead - a bridgehead seized by airborne troops
bridgehead, foothold - an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"
Translations

airhead

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