aircraft carrier

noun

Definition of aircraft carrier

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

Examples of aircraft carrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Would Paramount bring an aircraft carrier to the south of France for the festivities? Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2022 But that would have been like turning the un-turnable, like turning an aircraft carrier around. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 Besides, if future warfare has rendered obsolete the aircraft carrier, why is China currently building four of them? WSJ, 20 Apr. 2022 Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman and its escort ships to stay in the Mediterranean area rather than sail to the Middle East as part of an effort to reassure European allies. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 30 Dec. 2021 Seven Navy sailors assigned to the USS George Washington have died by suicide during the time the aircraft carrier has been undergoing a yearslong overhaul in Newport News, Virginia, the Navy said Thursday. David Martin, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2022 In a reminder of China’s threat to assert its claim by force, the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, just hours before the Biden-Xi call. Aamer Madhani, ajc, 19 Mar. 2022 In a reminder of China's threat to assert its claim by force, the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, just hours before the Biden-Xi call. Arkansas Online, 19 Mar. 2022 As part of the sparring around Taiwan, a Chinese aircraft carrier and a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed through the Strait of Taiwan in a pair of separate, sensitive maneuvers on Thursday and Friday. Alex Leary And Lingling Wei, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aircraft carrier

1917, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

20 May 2022

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“Aircraft carrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aircraft%20carrier. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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