aircraft carrier

noun
Updated on: 13 Jan 2018

Definition of aircraft carrier

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

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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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