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Definition of aircraft noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

aircraft

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈeəkrɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerkræft//
 
(pl. aircraft) Aircraft
 
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any vehicle that can fly and carry goods or passengers fighter/transport/military aircraft see also light aircraft Wordfinderaircraft, bomber, drone, fighter, helicopter, jet, jump jet, parachute, pilot, warplane See related entries: AircraftExtra examples He claimed that aircraft noise was the worst form of air pollution in London. His passion is making model aircraft. Significant progress has been made in reducing aircraft noise. The aircraft is due to take off at midnight. The aircraft taxied along the runway. The aircraft was flown by a young American pilot. The army is using unmanned aircraft to survey the area. The passengers boarded the aircraft. The pilot overshot the runway and crashed his aircraft. There are approximately 6 700 commercial aircraft operating in the United States. Three men were flying in a light aircraft at low altitude when a passenger jet approached. To be an ace you had to shoot down five enemy aircraft. a US Navy aircraft carrier attacks by helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
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