In the previous entry, airfield, I mentioned that, despite the constituent parts of the word, an airfield is not a field suspended in air. That notwithstanding, there are times when the English language makes sense. Here is one of them.
Airflow is the flow of air around an object.
That object can be either stationary or moving. If the object is moving, then the air could be stagnant and still flow around the object that is moving through it. Hence, airflow would still have meaning in that context.
After having just finished the entry on airfield, I’m blown away by how logical the definition of airflow is. Pun intended.