Meaning of AIRCRAFT in English

ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: air (III) + craft (vessel)

: a weight-carrying machine or structure for flight in or navigation of the air that is designed to be supported by the air either by the buoyancy of the structure or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces — used of airplanes, balloons, helicopters, kites, kite balloons, orthopters, and gliders but chiefly of airplanes or aerostats

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