Definition of aircraft
: a vehicle (such as an airplane or balloon) for traveling through the air
Examples of aircraft in a Sentence
a company that manufactures aircraft
Recent Examples of aircraft from the Web
The two also discussed having an American aircraft carrier make a port call in Vietnam, another symbolic step in the reconciliation of two countries that were once at war.
Inside the virtual airplane, operators seated at 10 stations toward the rear of the aircraft monitored large computer screens, analyzing the radar data and communicating with U.S. forces.
Navy SEALs, with air support from more than half a dozen attack helicopters and aircraft, were locked in a firefight with Yemeni tribesmen for over an hour, according to local residents.
UPS and S.F. Express will provide delivery service to the U.S. with a mix of aircraft and rail- and ocean-freight brokerages, a UPS spokesman said.
Arizona's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to an A-10 unit; retirement of the aircraft might have made Davis-Monthan more vulnerable to closure.
Another, where Vietnam villagers said the aircraft crashed.
The division, Honeywell’s largest, supplies parts for Airbus SE and Boeing Co. jets along with engines for aircraft made by Bombardier Inc., and Textron Inc. and others.
The aircraft's navigation system became unresponsive and the constellation of GPS satellites above them mysteriously winked out of existence.
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First Known Use of aircraft
AIRCRAFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aircraft for English Language Learners
: a machine (such as an airplane or a helicopter) that flies through the air
AIRCRAFT Defined for Kids
Definition of aircraft for Students
: a vehicle (as an airplane or helicopter) that can travel through the air and that is supported either by its own lightness or by the action of the air against its surfaces
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