[ air-freym ]
/ ˈɛərˌfreɪm /
the framework and external covering of an airplane, rocket, etc.
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Words nearby airframe
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Example sentences from the Web for airframe
Both a rocket engine with a temperamental record and an airframe of revolutionary design and construction had to be proved safe.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tests took place in a 1960s vintage Boeing 727 airframe.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo|Clive Irving|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for airframe
/ (ˈɛəˌfreɪm) /
the body of an aircraft, excluding its engines
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