flying machine

noun

Definition of flying machine

: an apparatus for navigating the air

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FLYING MACHINE Defined for English Language Learners

flying machine

Definition of flying machine for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that is able to fly; especially : an airplane from the time when airplanes had recently been invented


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