airplane flare meaning

  "airplane flare" in a sentence
"A flare, often magnesium, that is dropped from an airplane to illuminate a ground area, a small parachute decreases the rate of descent."


  1. On July 11, 1918, " we experienced our first airplane flare . . . ( which ) hung in its parachute and burned five minutes with a yellowish, eerie glare that shed its light over the entire landscape,"

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