air alert

Definitions of air alert
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n the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack

Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

n the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack

Type of:
alarm, alarum, alert, warning signal
an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

n the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation

“aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert
Type of:
alert, qui vive
condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

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