Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A silly, rather unintelligent person.
  • n. An area of hostile or enemy-controlled territory secured by paratroops or air-assault forces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A silly, foolish or unintelligent person.
  • n. A landing area for aircraft for supplying an operation, military or other, usually temporary.
  • n. An area of hostile territory that has been seized by paratroopers or helicopter-based troops to ensure the further landing of troops and/or materiel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an airheaded person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bridgehead seized by airborne troops
  • n. a flighty scatterbrained simpleton

Etymologies

air + (beach)head.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
air +‎ head; having one's head filled with air instead of grey matter. (Wiktionary)
air +‎ head, by analogy with beachhead, bridgehead, railhead. (Wiktionary)

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  • An area in enemy territory or in threatened friendly territory, seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing. ;)

    January 19, 2007