Definition of air force in English:

air force

noun

often the air force" or "the Air Force
  • The branch of a nation's armed services that conducts military operations in the air.

    • ‘Massive manhunt operations are under way involving not only police but also the navy and the air force.’
    • ‘The air force and navy were considered primarily as adjuncts to the army.’
    • ‘The armed forces consist of an army, a navy, a coast guard, and an air force.’
    • ‘We did not form large military sectors so that the air force did not cause massive losses.’
    • ‘In 1944, the R.A.F. became the first air force to use jet aircraft on operational service.’
    • ‘This discounted the ability of the Allied air force and navy to isolate and attack the islands, one by one.’
    • ‘There was a huge evacuation, the army, the air force and the navy were all involved.’
    • ‘Converting the entire army or the entire air force to information warfare is a major task and can wait.’
    • ‘The demand is a result of lessons that the air force has learned from fighter plane crashes over the past three years.’
    • ‘That was why they had to come with their army, their air force and their navy.’
    • ‘It is the only airbase in Britain where pilots for the air force and Navy are trained.’
    • ‘If the army and navy are in poor condition, the air force is possibly in worse state.’
    • ‘Nigeria's military consists of an army, a navy, an air force, and a police force.’
    • ‘It needs to be if we are to remain the air force to which nobody else comes close.’
    • ‘However, he had no direct control of either the air force or the navy.’
    • ‘The troops, the air force and navy, did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do.’
    • ‘It is thought the aircraft continued its journey without further incident and was not forced to land by the Russian air force.’
    • ‘His uncle is retired from the air force, and his step-father was in the army.’
    • ‘He said there was no army coming, not by foot anyways, until the air force is done with it.’
    • ‘As commander of the air force, he has access to military secrets and information.’

Pronunciation

air force

/ˈe(ə)r ˌfôrs/