Aircraft Air"craft`, n. sing. & pl. Any vehicle, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon, etc., for floating in, or flying through, the air. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • aircraft — [er′kraft΄] n. pl. aircraft any structure or machine designed to travel through the air, whether heavier or lighter than air; airplane, airship, balloon, helicopter, etc …   English World dictionary

  • aircraft — [n] airplane airliner, airship, balloon, blimp, chopper*, dirigible, flying machine, flying saucer, helicopter, jet, UFO, zeppelin; concept 504 …   New thesaurus

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  • aircraft */*/ — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌkrɑːft] / US [ˈerˌkræft] noun [countable] Word forms aircraft : singular aircraft plural aircraft a plane, helicopter, or other vehicle that flies military/commercial aircraft They came under attack from enemy aircraft. The aircraft… …   English dictionary

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  • aircraft — [[t]e͟ə(r)krɑːft, kræft[/t]] ♦♦ N COUNT (aircraft is both the singular and the plural form.) An aircraft is a vehicle which can fly, for example an aeroplane or a helicopter. The return flight of the aircraft was delayed... At least three… …   English dictionary

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