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Alternative clues for the word aircraft

Word definitions for aircraft in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aircraft \Air"craft`\, n. sing. & pl. Any vehicle, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon, etc., for floating in, or flying through, the air.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a vehicle that can fly

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES aircraft carrier aircraft/plane wreckage ▪ The major task is now to remove the aircraft wreckage from the accident site. combat aircraft ▪ Very few combat aircraft have been destroyed. jet fighter/aircraft/airliner ▪ ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1851, originally in reference to airships and balloons, from air (n.1) + craft (n.); a term from boating, as were many early aviation words. Of airplanes from 1907 and since 1930s exclusively of them. Aircraft carrier is attested from 1919 (H.M.S. Hermes, ...

Usage examples of aircraft.

Senator Glancey spearheaded a third group, ably supported by General Funkhauser, civilian leaders of the aircraft industry and many champions of private enterprise.

Heinlein was not unknown to me when he appeared in the offices of the Aeronautical Materials Laboratory of the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia in early 1942.

January nineteenth, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, I believe an Iraqi aircraft penetrated our defenses and sprayed aflatoxin over Seabees and the Twenty-fourth Naval Mobile Construction Battalion near the port of Al Jubayl in Saudi Arabia.

The second hit the fuselage aft of the jet exhaust, cutting the aircraft in half.

Flight Lieutenant Alfred Mug-geridge, bomb aimer in a 156 Squadron Lancaster shot down that night near Magdeburg, describes how his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter.

Transport aircraft land daily on our airfield bringing fur clothing, skis, sledges and other things.

In that case we shall have to defend the airfield and all our aircraft.

At night, when everybody was asleep, he and the famous airman Lyapidevsky found and rescued the Chelyuskin expedition, and with Vodopyanov he landed heavy aircraft on the pack ice at the North Pole, arid with Chkalov opened the unexplored air route to the United States across the Pole.

Their aircraft, milling about north of Chiang Mai, stood out clearly on radar, and his scouts had reported Thai airmobile forces gathering several kilometers to the southeast.

These aircraft are designed to fly just fine at a lower cruising altitude with just one engine, but no one wants to take a chance that the other engine might fail, too.

A moment later, while yet the shock wave of the first blast raced outward, and the fuselage of the aircraft followed suit, its aluminite body burning like a petrol-soaked rag in the incredible heat.

Heavily damaged and on fire, with eighty-three killed and sixty seriously wounded, she successfully fought back, thanks to her armoured deck, and her aircraft destroyed at least five assailants.

The barricade was a net stretched across the flight deck in front of the island, designed to snag crippled aircraft that, for one reason or another, could not use their arrestor gear.

That told the LSO that he had the meatball in sight, confirmed that his aircraft was a Tomcat so that the arrestor cables could be properly adjusted for the hurtling weight of the aircraft, and that his fuel was reading five thousand pounds.

Scant seconds, it seemed, after the COD had been nudged and prodded out of the way, an EA-6B Prowler electronic-warfare aircraft slammed into the deck in a barely controlled crash, yanked to a halt by the arrestor cable.