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aircraft carrier

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noun

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.

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RELATED WORDS

carrier, warship, flattop

Nearby words

airbrush out, airburst, airbus, aircav, aircraft, aircraft carrier, aircraft cloth, aircraft observer, aircraftman, aircraftsman, aircraftswoman

Origin of aircraft carrier

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for aircraft carrier

aircraft carrier


noun

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