flying machine
noun Date: 1736 an apparatus for navigating the air

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flying machine — n. former term for an airplane or other aircraft …   English World dictionary

  • Flying-machine — For other uses, see Flying machine (disambiguation). A flying machine is a fictional aircraft constructed by the Martians in the H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. It is one of the many machines the Martians bring with them when they invade …   Wikipedia

  • flying machine — noun : an apparatus for navigating the air began to look anxiously for a level place on which to land his flying machine Tudor David * * * noun, pl ⋯ chines [count] : a machine that is able to fly; especially : an airplane from the time when… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • flying machine — orlaivis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Aparatas skraidyti atmosferoje. Orlaiviai gali būti lengvesni už orą, sukeliantys statinę keliamąją jėgą (pvz., aerostatas, dirižablis) ir sunkesni už orą, kurių keliamoji galia… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • flying machine — fly′ing machine n. aer. older use an airborne vehicle • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying machine — a vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • flying machine — /ˈflaɪɪŋ məʃin/ (say fluying muhsheen) noun Archaic a contrivance which sustains itself in, and propels itself through, the air; an aeroplane or the like …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying machine — An obsolete term for airplane …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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