Definition of "aircraft" []

  • A machine or device, such as an airplane, helicopter, glider, or dirigible, that is capable of atmospheric flight. (noun)
  • Any machine capable of flying by means of buoyancy or aerodynamic forces, such as a glider, helicopter, or aeroplane (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "aircraft" in a sentence
  • "Maybe it was the word aircraft that made people suspicious."
  • "The Egyptian front would have had amongst it some 1600 Soviet technicians to man the new types of tanks, rocket-firing apparatus and certain aircraft, while Syria was to have aircraft from the Soviet Union flown in at high altitudes for that short campaign."
  • "We are also moving quite aggressively into the area of low cost ISR Programs, which we term aircraft missionization."