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aircraft

[ air-kraft, -krahft ]
/ ˈɛərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft /
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noun, plural air·craft.

any machine supported for flight in the air by buoyancy or by the dynamic action of air on its surfaces, especially powered airplanes, gliders, and helicopters.

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Origin of aircraft

First recorded in 1840–50; air1 + craft
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British Dictionary definitions for aircraft

aircraft
/ (ˈɛəˌkrɑːft) /

noun plural -craft

any machine capable of flying by means of buoyancy or aerodynamic forces, such as a glider, helicopter, or aeroplane
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