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A point or region in the air: hovering in midair.
Occurring in midair: a midair collision.
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a. some point above ground level; in the air
b. (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft.
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1. any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface.
2. occurring in midair.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midair - some point in the airmidair - some point in the air; above ground level; "the planes collided in midair"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
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References in classic literature ?
There had been other times, too, when Tublat had swung helplessly in midair, the noose tightening about his neck, death staring him in the face, and little Tarzan dancing upon a near-by limb, taunting him and making unseemly grimaces.
The right hook of Rivera had dropped him in midair with the abruptness of death.
Its huge body must have measured forty feet in length, while the batlike wings that supported it in midair had a spread of fully thirty.
Once the chords began to buckle, there were thousands of tons of ironwork, all riveted together and lying in midair without support.
While the risk of a midair collision isn't great, that doesn't mean we should ignore it.
cross each other for a moment in midair, lie down shimmering, and gaze
The Crash of Piedmont Airlines Flight 22: Completing the Record of the 1967 Midair Collision Near Hendersonville, North Carolina
However one of the most remarkable and eventful highlights was midair refuelling, performed by latest midair refuelling aircraft, purchased by PAF; which successfully performed their midair refuelling tasks on participating F-16 and JF-17 Thunder jet fighters, fully exposing the contemporary capabilities of PAF.
DIVERS recovered a piece of a submerged helicopter and a fourth body yesterday as investigators searched the Hudson River off Manhattan, New York City, for wreckage from the helicopter and a small plane that collided in midair, killing nine people.
Initial investigations of the midair emergency indicated the malfunction on the Airbus A330-300 on October 7 was caused by a fault in a computer unit that uses sensors to detect the angle of the plane.
One of his signature moves is the incredible barrel-roll, where 5ft 4in Jack forward-loops his hefty 22-stone machine in midair. Daredevil Jack is the youngest ever winner of the competition, beating adults in both the pro and amateur classes at the competition in Burton-on-Trent, Staffs.