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Definition of "aircraft carrier" [aircraft carrier]

  • A large naval vessel designed as a mobile air base, having a long flat deck on which aircraft can take off and land at sea. (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.

Use "aircraft carrier" in a sentence
  • "The commanding officer of the Kyokuto Maru placed aboard the aircraft carrier HIMJS Kaga, see Communication Summary for October 27, 1941, loc. cit."
  • "The aircraft carrier HIMJS Taiyo was identified as the Kasuga Maru in the prewar Station H intercepts."
  • "The Kasuga Maru, a luxury passenger liner of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Known as the NYK Line or Japanese Steamship Company was converted to an aircraft carrier during 1941 and that fall was commissioned as a 17,000-ton flattop."
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escort carrier
fleet carrier
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merchant aircraft carrier
aviation cruiser