flying machine

noun

Definition of flying machine

:an apparatus for navigating the air

First Known Use of flying machine

1736


FLYING MACHINE Defined for English Language Learners

flying machine

noun

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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