airborne

[ air-bawrn, -bohrn ]SEE DEFINITION OF airborne
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I might have been able to see the Monument or the Capitol when we were airborne.

"I'll have you and the Lady Dallona airborne and off for Ghamma as soon as you wish," he promised.

After you arrived back on AF-1, what did you do between that time and the time the plane was airborne?

We remained at Love Field until she administered the oath and the plane was airborne.

After the President's plane was airborne, we left and came back to the city hall.

As they were airborne, Scotty took the speed graphic he had brought and checked to see that a film pack was in place.

But the terrain nearer at hand was implacably flat—and the enemy was airborne, a vicious winged shape growing at terrifying speed.

Frosty spat his anger and leaped to attack, but the owl was airborne and he fell short by inches.

The dwindling of the great army accelerated, airborne replacements dependent on such erratic transport failed to fill the gaps.

He mentioned the assignment of a black parachute battalion to the 82d Airborne Division as a good place to begin.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "carried through the air," from air (n.1) + borne. Of military units, from 1937.

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