Definition of air cover in English:

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air cover

Pronunciation: /e(ə)r ˈkəvər/


Protection from aircraft for land-based or naval operations in war situations.
Example sentences
  • Undeterred, he continued flying, until he finally broke his back, as a wing commander, while providing air cover for the assault on Arnhem.
  • It is no good having all the tanks serviceable if the force cannot get enough aircraft armed and ready to provide air cover.
  • Providing air cover for the Operation Jubilee raid on Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942 was the only time the three Eagle Squadrons operated together.

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Syllabification: air cov·er

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