flightless
adjective see flight I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flightless — 1875, from FLIGHT (Cf. flight) (1) + LESS (Cf. less) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flightless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a bird or insect) naturally unable to fly. DERIVATIVES flightlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • flightless — [flīt′lis] adj. not able to fly …   English World dictionary

  • flightless — [[t]fla͟ɪtləs[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A flightless bird or insect is unable to fly because it does not have the necessary type of wings. ...a flightless dinosaur …   English dictionary

  • flightless — /fluyt lis/, adj. incapable of flying: flightless birds such as the moa, rhea, and dodo. [1870 75; FLIGHT1 + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • flightless — adj. Flightless is used with these nouns: ↑bird …   Collocations dictionary

  • flightless — flight|less [ˈflaıtləs] adj unable to fly ▪ a flightless bird …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flightless — flight|less [ flaıtləs ] adjective a flightless bird, insect, etc. cannot fly even though it has wings …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flightless — adjective unable to fly: a flightless bird …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flightless — UK [ˈflaɪtləs] / US adjective a flightless bird, insect etc cannot fly even though it has wings …   English dictionary

  • flightless — flight•less [[t]ˈflaɪt lɪs[/t]] adj. incapable of flying: flightless birds[/ex] • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

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