aircraft carrier

noun

Definition of aircraft carrier

  1. :  a warship with a flight deck on which aircraft can be launched and landed

First Known Use of aircraft carrier

1917


AIRCRAFT CARRIER Defined for English Language Learners

aircraft carrier

noun

Definition of aircraft carrier for English Language Learners

  • : a military ship that has a large deck where aircraft take off and land



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