aircraft carrier


Definition of aircraft carrier

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Associated Press WASHINGTON — Five sailors on the U.S. aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. Lolita C. Baldor, USA TODAY, "Sailors on sidelined USS Roosevelt infected with the coronavirus for second time," 16 May 2020 With more than 90% of the crew tested, 447 cases of coronavirus have emerged on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which is docked in Guam. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 9-10," 24 Apr. 2020 For one, the Roosevelt was America’s only aircraft carrier deployed to East Asia. Benedict D. Capaldi, National Review, "A Captain’s Duty," 7 Apr. 2020 An outbreak on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt led to the dismissal of Santa Rosa native Capt. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: May 11-12," 13 May 2020 Officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has reported more than 850 cases of infection among its nearly 5,000 crew members. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "Coronavirus updates: Global cases near 3 million as CDC flags new symptoms," 26 Apr. 2020 Officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has reported more than 850 cases of infection among its nearly 5,000 crew members., "US states build stockpiles of malaria drug touted by Trump," 26 Apr. 2020 The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has been sidelined in Guam with its own coronavirus outbreak, affecting more than 17% of its roughly 4,800 sailors. Andrew Dyer, Anchorage Daily News, "COVID-19 outbreak sidelines another deployed Navy warship," 25 Apr. 2020 Scientists are closely following the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What the USS Roosevelt Can Teach Scientists About COVID-19," 24 Apr. 2020

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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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31 May 2020

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“Aircraft carrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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