aircraft carrier

noun

Definition of aircraft carrier

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

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The car was soon joined by a helicopter, a killer whale, an aircraft carrier, Jose Canseco, and the X-Men. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How Posters Became Art," 1 July 2019 American military power in Asia also depends on a network of bases and aircraft carriers. The Economist, "Xi Jinping wants China’s armed forces to be “world-class” by 2050," 27 June 2019 Ambassadors toured Scripps Research Institute, UC San Diego and the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ambassadors from 35 countries get first hand look at San Diego’s technology, defense and border security," 19 June 2019 Some is from military operations, such as powering the Navy’s submarines and aircraft carriers.... John Barrasso, WSJ, "Get Serious About Burying Nuclear Waste," 28 May 2019 So, the Navy primarily uses underwater surveillance to protect high-value assets, such as ports and aircraft carriers. Allie Wilkinson, Scientific American, "Military Tries Out Fish as Underwater Spies," 29 Mar. 2019 Beijing has stepped up its diplomatic, economic and military pressure on Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen, sending warplanes to circle the island and an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. Fox News, "Taiwan drills simulate repulsing Chinese assault on air base," 7 June 2018 Last month, citing unspecified Iranian threats, the U.S. sent an aircraft carrier to the Middle East. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Iran President Hassan Rouhani calls new US sanctions 'outrageous and idiotic'," 25 June 2019 Citing unspecified Iranian threats, the U.S. has sent an aircraft carrier to the Middle East and deployed additional troops alongside the tens of thousands already there. Nasser Karimi, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump threatens Iran with ‘obliteration’ after country criticizes new sanctions," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of aircraft carrier

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aircraft carrier was in 1917

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aircraft carrier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aircraft carrier

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

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