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airstrip

An airstrip is not a strip of air. Nor is an airstrip a striptease performed by a stripper in midair, such as, say, on from a trapeze. Contrary to what you might think based on the word alone; an airstrip is not in the air at all. It is a runway resting firmly on the […]

airliner

An airliner is a passenger plane operated by an airline. At least, that’s what my dictionary tells me but, at least in my circles*, the word airliner rarely used these days? I don’ know about you, but I usually say plane or airplane rather than airliner. I seem to vaguely recall airliner being used in […]

air lane

An air lane is the course regularly followed by airplanes. It’s probably just because I’m not now, nor have I ever been a pilot, but the fact that there are air lanes has always seemed bizarre to me. Airplanes fly through the air. It’s not as if they need to follow a well-maintained roadway. I […]

airfield

Despite what it might sound like, an airfield is not a field somewhere in the atmosphere above ground-level. If, based on the word’s constituent parts, air and field, that’s what you thought it meant then I strongly recommend that you consider honing your critical thinking skills, right after you get some. What the hell would […]