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airliner

[air-lahy-ner]
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noun
  1. a passenger aircraft operated by an airline.

Origin of airliner

First recorded in 1905–10; air1 + liner1
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Examples from the Web for airliner

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  • An airliner he had been riding in had made a forced landing, had nosed over pretty hard, and had banged him up a little.

    Test Pilot

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

  • "Kidnap plot linked to airliner crash killing fifty," she read.

    The Mississippi Saucer

    Frank Belknap Long

  • If a New Guinea savage wants to take passage aboard a Qantas airliner, what is the fare in cowrie shells?

    A World by the Tale

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for airliner

airliner

noun
  1. a large passenger aircraft
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