supercarrier

noun
su·​per·​car·​ri·​er | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈker-ē-ər How to pronounce supercarrier (audio) , -ˈka-rē-\
plural supercarriers

Definition of supercarrier

: a very large aircraft carrier The revival of support for the nuclear-powered supercarrier in the last three years has been little short of miraculous.— U.S. Naval Institute Included in the supercarrier contingent are eight astonishingly large and sophisticated Nimitz-class floating cities, crewed by nearly 6,000 people and capable of launching more aircraft per minute than Chicago's O'Hare Airport …— Gregg Easterbrook

First Known Use of supercarrier

1921, in the meaning defined above

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