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Definition of manned

: carrying or performed by a human being manned spaceflight

Examples of manned in a Sentence

a manned mission to the moon

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For example, systems originally developed for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) safety—such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) for traffic situational awareness—have migrated into manned aircraft cockpits. Alyson Behr, Ars Technica, "More than an auto-pilot, AI charts its course in aviation," 5 Dec. 2018 South of Manchester, at the turnpike toll station, cars are lined up waiting for the single manned booth to take their cash. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, "As economy hums, fewer workers make minimum wage," 6 July 2018 More broadly, both coast guards and environmental groups believe that maritime drones will make the dispatching of manned patrols far more targeted and cost-effective. The Economist, "Avast, me hearties," 5 July 2018 This means that the XQ-58A (or whatever aircraft ends up being developed from it) could be launched from a convoy of trucks driven away from sprawling air bases, both protecting from them from attack and freeing up the runway for manned aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Air Force Tests New “Loyal Wingman” Sidekick Drone for Combat," 7 Mar. 2019 China, meanwhile, plans for manned landings on the moon in the mid-2020s. Tom Jones, Popular Mechanics, "4 Questions About Capturing an Asteroid," 24 Apr. 2013 Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson’s has spent about a billion dollars in his quest to build and test manned rockets; his rivals are Blue Origin, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and SpaceX owner Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Why Facebook banned Alex Jones — and why Twitter didn’t," 13 Aug. 2018 Years after watching her father die during the first manned flight to Mars, Mack takes the trip herself, to investigate a mysterious cube that’s materialized on the red planet. Noel Murray,, "Katee Sackhoff stands up for humanity in '2036 Origin Unknown'," 7 June 2018 The Department of Homeland Security, which already operated hundreds of manned aircraft — the largest nonmilitary air force in the world — even began to operate a small fleet of Predator drones to patrol the border. Peter Andreas, Washington Post, "Breaking border laws is as American as it gets," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of manned

1617, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of manned

: carrying or done by a person

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