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airliner

[air-lahy-ner] /ˈɛərˌlaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a passenger aircraft operated by an airline.
Origin of airliner
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; air1 + liner1
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British Dictionary definitions for airliner

airliner

/ˈɛəˌlaɪnə/
noun
1.
a large passenger aircraft
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