aircraft meaning

[ 'eəkrɑ:ft ] Pronunciation:   "aircraft" in a sentence
Noun: aircraft (aircraft)  'ehr`krãft
  1. A vehicle that can fly

Derived forms: aircraft

Type of: craft

Part of: fleet

Encyclopedia: Aircraft

noun [C] (plural aircraft)

any vehicle that can fly and carry goods or passengers:

the leading European aircraft manufacturer

The company has 350 aircraft operating in North America.

cargo/civil/commercial/passenger aircraft

See inactive aircraft inventory; program aircraft; reserve aircraft; supporting aircraft; unit aircraft.

A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster,1973)


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  1. your seat's in the fore part of the aircraft.
  2. one of the aircraft 's engines cut out.
  3. he assembled the model aircraft bit by bit.
  4. there was the sound of a jet aircraft overhead.
  5. a total of 25 people have flown the aircraft.

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