- plural noun trainers. The word is a shortening of the trademark label Air Jordans which was generalised to denote any sports shoes and widely heard in 1991 and 1992. (The rare use of ‘airing’ in black speech to mean walking or leaving is an unconnected earlier usage, probably based on ‘open air’.).
- acronym forAtmospheric Infrared Sounder
(written as AIRS)
- A satellite-mounted sounder that can take accurate measurements of temperatures within the earth's atmosphere. Its acronym is AIRS.