Definitions

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  • adjective aeronautics, of an engine or missile Using the air from the atmosphere for combustion
  • adjective of fish Which can breathe air for a short period of time; especially the airbreathing catfishes.

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Examples

  • The space access part comes in only if you greatly extrapolate the technology of hypersonic airbreathing engines to something much bigger and more powerful and even then only as part of a combined cycle or two-stage system.

    X-51 Waverider Set to Fly This Fall - NASA Watch

  • For SSTO to become real and to make sense, we need high energy-density propellants to minimize the structural mass fraction and do it without all kinds of airbreathing claptrap that has to operate in a truly rotten environment and yet be "easily" maintained.

    Would You Bring Back NGLT-or SLI? - NASA Watch

  • Instead they became airbreathing land creatures, and food for others.

    Flinx In Flux

  • Instead they became airbreathing land creatures, and food for others.

    Flinx In Flux

  • Diverge, and traces of a missing link lost in the sea that enlarged her form and stripped her fur and changed her contours -- and left cousins behind to revert to an earlier, more streamlined shape, but still airbreathing and milk-nursing.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Insects and scorpions have been found in the "Silurian." [tr. note: sic on punctuation] They stand among the highest of even _living_ articulates, and they are the "oldest" known airbreathing animals.

    Evolution An Investigation and a Critique

  • Pentagon crazytech agency DARPA also has aspirations to use technologies from the HTV programme in airbreathing scramjet missiles or even re-usable manned aircraft.

    The Register

  • Pentagon crazytech agency DARPA also has aspirations to use technologies from the HTV programme in airbreathing scramjet missiles or even re-usable manned aircraft.

    The Register

  • Pentagon crazytech agency DARPA also has aspirations to use technologies from the HTV programme in airbreathing scramjet missiles or even re-usable manned aircraft.

    The Register

  • Pentagon crazytech agency DARPA also has aspirations to use technologies from the HTV programme in airbreathing scramjet missiles or even re-usable manned aircraft.

    The Register

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