flying machine


Definition of flying machine

: an apparatus for navigating the air

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Every flying machine has its own unique characteristics, some good, some not so good. Jennifer Bogo, Popular Mechanics, "The Oral History of Apollo 11," 17 July 2018 Mr Singh has also said that students should be taught that a Vedic scholar called Shivkar Babuji Talpade invented a flying machine eight years before the Wright Brothers. The Economist, "Some tribunes of the Indian people love to talk tosh," 3 May 2018 The Google cofounder’s company is building a recreational flying machine small enough to fit into the FAA’s ultralight category, and planning to sell it for use over water, which gets around restrictions on flying over crowded areas. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Boeing's $2 Million Challenge to Make the Sky Fun Again—With 'Flying Motorbikes'," 14 June 2018 If war breaks out and American home soil is under threat, then the country will be relying on cutting-edge military flying machines that have just been revealed by the U.S. Air Force. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Meet the new Air Force helicopters that can 'defy Armageddon'," 27 Sep. 2018 Workhorse’s SureFly personal electric flying machine just took off for the first time. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies," 8 May 2018 Here are a few highlights of my discussion with Franky about his latest flying machines. Nick Goddard, Popular Mechanics, "Watch This Real Hoverboard Set the Guinness Distance Record," 2 May 2016 His illustrations included diagrams positing pre-Newtonian theories of physics, a rudimentary plan for a flying machine and many, many sketches of birds in flight. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "How Drones Are Revolutionizing the Way Film and Television Is Made," 31 May 2018 Image recognition workloads can be deployed to the drone, creating a flying machine that can, for example, fly along pipelines to spot cracks and other defects. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Build 2018: Microsoft embraces its new platforms, Azure and Microsoft 365," 7 May 2018

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flying machine

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

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