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aircraft carrier

a warship equipped with a large open deck for the taking off and landing of warplanes and with facilities to carry, service, and arm them.
Origin of aircraft carrier
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Ill be ready to sail in a month or two, on an aircraft carrier.

  • Next day an aircraft carrier put out of Naples with an escort of destroyers.

    The Invaders William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • An aircraft carrier wallowed alongside the formation of cruisers.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Best experience for landing at Baguio is making landings on aircraft carrier.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • They were met by bombs from every plane the aircraft carrier could muster and from thirty land bombers as well.

British Dictionary definitions for aircraft carrier

aircraft carrier

a warship built with an extensive flat deck space for the launch and recovery of aircraft
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