air barrage

air barrage

[′er bə′räzh]
(mining engineering)
An airtight wall dividing a ventilation gallery in a mine into two parts, so that air is led in through one part and out through the other.
(ordnance)
Bombs dropped in a predetermined pattern from a fleet of aircraft to reduce the effectiveness of ground military personnel and equipment.
The shells fired by an antiaircraft battery of guns at attacking airplanes.

air barrage

A barrage of exploding bombs dropped from aircraft.
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Israel then launched an artillery and air barrage, and a Spanish peacekeeper was killed.
It's possible that the Manning-led air barrage has helped altered our view, but it seems that the recent trend toward valuing QBs with rushing abilities has waned.
Taliban anti-aircraft batteries, shattered by a two-week air barrage, remain silent.