Definition of airframe
: the structure of an aircraft, rocket vehicle, or missile without the power plant; also : aircraft
Recent Examples of airframe from the Web
If Boeing were to win, the necessary military modifications to the airframe would likely be done during final assembly on the Renton production line — perhaps even on the same dedicated military line now churning out the P-8s.
More than 50 are Predators and Reapers, but those airframes cost only $700 million combined, including funds for research.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'airframe'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of airframe
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up airframe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).