Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A furnace-bridge so constructed as to admit air to the gases passing over it, to facilitate their combustion. See bridge.

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Examples

  • In 1982, Ascension was an essential staging area for British forces during the Falklands War, and it remains a critical refueling point in the air-bridge from the UK to the South Atlantic.

    Saint Helena

  • Between our Polaris, Hercules, and contracted airlift, the air-bridge between Trenton and Kandahar is ribbon-thin.

    Hospital comforts, personnel support, and the Canadian public

  • It is clearly also a function of the air-bridge interdiction operation between Peru and Colombia, which has been going on for a little over two years and which I was privileged to take part in when I was a CINC SOUTHCOM.

    Press Briefing By General Mccaffrey And Elena Kagan

  • The rebels agreed nearly two weeks ago to let UN agencies use the city as an air-bridge for the repatriation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • March 15, gave a green light 10 days ago for UN agencies to set up an air-bridge to repatriate the Rwandans.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • WFP spokeswoman Michele Quintaglie said earlier that it would try to land at a strip 95 kilometres south of Kisangani so staff could search on the ground and also assess the site to see if it could serve as a base for a repatriation air-bridge.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Meanwhile, one of the most important considerations is the human factor, especially in Northern Ireland, where the air-bridge to the rest of the world has been cut off.

    Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Does it get a glass-enclosed air-bridge to the Meatpacking District, or do they just co-opt it and charge single admission?

    Gelf Magazine

  • The air-bridge to and from Helmand Province is under severe strain, as RAF technicians work overtime transporting servicemen and women to and from a battlefield thousands of miles away.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • If you were to turn up at US immigration control with a background of such associates, it’s a fair bet they wouldn’t let you off the air-bridge.

    Subversives for Obama

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