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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Holes needed for the aircraft carrier's 55mm cannons serve as skylights in the bathroom. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Who will rescue the West Linn dome home from bankruptcy court? An artist, hobbit or developer? (photos)," 20 Mar. 2018 At 300 warship hulls, the PLAN is the largest navy in the world, counting aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, submarines, and amphibious assault ships. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Now Has More Warships Than the U.S.," 20 May 2019 Last week, the administration deployed an aircraft carrier, a bomber task force and other equipment and personnel, citing unspecified threats from Iran. ... Siobhan Hughes, WSJ, "U.S. Embassy Staff to Leave Iraq as Iran Tensions Mount," 15 May 2019 The USS Intrepid, the hulking aircraft carrier off Pier 86, hardly looks like a stomping ground for the beautiful boys, glittering drag queens, and sophisticated philanthropists that flooded its decks last night. Ian Malone, Vogue, "This Year’s Jeffrey Fashion Cares Event Unfolded in Spectacular Fashion," 11 Apr. 2019 The three astronauts, all holding the rank of Navy commander, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean only 3 miles from the aircraft carrier Hornet. Richard Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86," 26 May 2018 Kim, for example, is believed to be unwilling to meet on a US aircraft carrier off the Korean coast. Elise Labott, CNN, "Sticking point on Trump-Kim talks: Location, location, location," 18 Apr. 2018 The cruiser joins a list of other sunken ships that have been found by Mr. Allen’s team recently, including the aircraft carrier Lexington this month, the destroyer Ward late last year and the cruiser Indianapolis in August. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, "Wreck of the Juneau Is Found, 76 Years After 5 Brothers Perished," 22 Mar. 2018 There are three Perry-class frigates at Bremerton plus the aircraft carriers Kitty Hawk and Enterprise, and their age and cost means the carriers will absolutely not come back. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Won’t Bring Back Mothballed Ships to Boost the Fleet," 21 Feb. 2019

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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