Definition of air support in English:

Share this entry

air support

noun

Assistance given to ground or naval forces in an operation by their own or allied aircraft.
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: air sup·port

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.