from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Protective use of military aircraft during ground operations.
- n. The aircraft used to protect and otherwise support ground troops.
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- n. the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations
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Our Navy, for lack of air cover and aircraft carriers, has been annihilated at Taranto and Cape Matapan, for the loss of one British plane, and in North Africa our 300,000 troops have been defeated by 35,000, because we have no Air Force, our light tanks are made of paper, and our motorised units have no motors.