- /ˈeɚˌboɚn/ adj1 : in the air : moving or being carried through the air
Once the plane was airborne I loosened my seat belt.
airborne dust particles2 of soldiers : specially trained to jump from airplanes into enemy territory for battle
Thousands of airborne troops parachuted behind enemy lines.
airborne forcesalso : of or relating to airborne soldiers
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air|borne — «AIR BRN, BOHRN», adjective. 1. a) supported by the air; off the ground: »Within 15 minutes the bombers can be airborne. The kite was finally airborne. b) carried in aircraft: »airborne troops. c) having its aircraft in the air: »an airborne… … Useful english dictionary
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