flight deck


Definition of flight deck

1 : the uppermost complete deck of an aircraft carrier
2 : the forward compartment in some airplanes

Examples of flight deck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Without functional lower-stage elevators, aircraft carriers have no viable way to rearm aircraft on the flight deck—weapons risk being stranded in their magazines, deep within the ship. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Before any fuss could be made on account of his arrival Lin Bao escorted him off the flight deck. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021 The San Diego Master Chorale honors fallen members of the U.S. armed forces by performing a Memorial Day concert on the flight deck of the USS Midway, free for the public to view online Monday. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2021 This began a 14-year odyssey of development that was at times slowed due to lack of funds, faulty propellers, an inadequately long flight deck, and insufficient radiation shielding for the nuclear reactor. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2020 The massive arms haul covered much of the rear flight deck of the 567-foot (173-meter) US warship after it was transferred over in what the Navy said was a two-day operation. Brad Lendon, CNN, 10 May 2021 The stealth cruiser USS Michael Monsoor, sporting what appeared to be an experimental communication system on its flight deck, led the other ships from Destroyer Squadron 21 into the Pacific Ocean. David Axe, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 An amphibious landing helicopter dock ship looks like a small aircraft carrier, with features including a full-length flight deck, island superstructure, and elevators running between the deck and a hangar. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2021 Smith, a program applicant, recently toured the flight deck of a 737-800 plane with Captain Schaffer. CBS News, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of flight deck

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jun 2021

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“Flight deck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20deck. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flight deck

: the top deck of an aircraft carrier
: the area where the pilots sit in a large airplane


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