noun, plural air·craft.
Examples from the Web for aircraft
The assessment of the strikes comes in real-time video from the aircraft.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Each CAP, also known as an “orbit,” consists on four aircraft.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Typically, aircraft will work in pairs where the flight lead will make an initial pass to mark a target with rockets.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We hope that the aircraft is found quickly, and we can find out the cause of what has happened,” he said.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is it, Secord thought, but the aircraft pulled through.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It combined the principles of an aircraft with runners of the familiar iceboat.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Except in the matter of indulging yourself in aircraft at my expense.Skyrider|B. M. Bower
The government soon realized this and appointed one man to have entire charge of aircraft production.Winning a Cause|John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
We feel, however, that to combat the enemy's aircraft much sterner measures must be adopted.
Without question gasoline-motors intended for aircraft are the nearest to perfection of any other type yet evolved.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for aircraft
noun plural -craft
Word Origin and History for aircraft
1851, originally in reference to airships and balloons, from air (n.1) + craft (n.); a term from boating, as were many early aviation words. Of airplanes from 1907 and since 1930s exclusively of them. Aircraft carrier is attested from 1919 (H.M.S. Hermes, launched September 1919, was the first ship to be built from the hull up as an aircraft carrier).