The Alternative English Dictionary: aircraft

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aircraft {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • (UK) /ɛəkɹɑː̩ft/, /ɛ:kɹɑː̩ft/
  • (US) /ɛəɹkɹæft/, /ɛ:ɹkɹæft/
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etymology From air + craft.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.
  • The nonstandard plural form aircrafts is in use among non-native speakers of English.
  • See also
related terms:
  • spacecraft
  • watercraft

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