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  1. air force
    IPA[ˈe(ə)r ˌfôrs]
  2. noun

    • 1. the branch of a nation's armed services that conducts military operations in the air.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: air force, plural noun: air forces

    • noun

      a branch of the armed forces concerned with fighting or defence in the air.
    • the designation (when the president of the US is aboard) of any of several specially equipped jetliners maintained by the US Air Force.
    • the British air force, formed in 1918.
    • the British air force, formed in 1918 by amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (founded 1912) and the Royal Naval Air Service (founded 1914).
    • the official aircraft of the president of the United States.
    • noun

      an officer of the highest rank in the US Air Force, ranking above general (awarded only in wartime).
    • noun

      the highest rank of officer in the US air force, above general.
    • noun

      the highest rank of officer in the RAF.
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