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air alert

n
1. (Military) the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
2. (Military) a signal to prepare for this
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air alert

See: airborne alert; air defense warning conditions; alert; ground alert.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air alert - the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attackair alert - the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
2.air alert - the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operationair alert - the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation; "aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert"
alert, qui vive - condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
3.air alert - the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack
alarum, warning signal, alarm, alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
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