Definition of air support in English:

air support

Syllabification: air sup·port

noun

  • Assistance given to ground or naval forces in an operation by their own or allied aircraft.
    More example sentences
    • Their main job is providing close air support to ground forces in the field.
    • Coalition ground forces wanted air support to take out harassing enemy artillery.
    • Before they arrived in the country, carrier-based aircraft and others provided air support.

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