air-to-air

adjective
operating between or launched from or involving rockets or aircraft in flight
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air-to-air missiles

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air-to-air communications

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adverb (or adjective)
: from one aircraft to another while in flight

air-to-air rockets

refueling air-to-air

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/air"tooh air", -teuh-/, adj.
1. operating between airborne objects, esp. aircraft: air-to-air missiles; air-to-air communication.
adv.
2. from one aircraft, missile, or the like, to another while in flight: They refueled air-to-air.
[1940-45]

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airˈ-to-airˈ adjective
From one aircraft to another
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air-to-air UK US adjective
involving two aircraft while they are both flying

air-to-air combat

Thesaurus: relating to operating aircrafthyponym

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air-to-air «AIR tu AIR», adjective, adverb.
passing between two flying aircraft, as a rocket launched by one to destroy another: »

air-to-air missiles, air-to-air defense, air-to-air refueling.

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adj. [attrib.] directed or operating from one aircraft to another in flight

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/ˌeɚtəˈweɚ/ adj
: shot from one flying airplane at another

The enemy planes attacked our bombers with air-to-air missiles.

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ˌair-to-ˈair f18 [air-to-air] adjective usually before noun
from one aircraft to another while they are both flying

an air-to-air missile


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