airframe

[ air-freym ]
/ ˈɛərˌfreɪm /
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noun

the framework and external covering of an airplane, rocket, etc.

Nearby words

  1. airedale terrier,
  2. airfare,
  3. airfield,
  4. airflow,
  5. airfoil,
  6. airfreight,
  7. airglow,
  8. airgun,
  9. airhead,
  10. airhose

Origin of airframe

First recorded in 1930–35; air(plane) + frame

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British Dictionary definitions for airframe

airframe

/ (ˈɛəˌfreɪm) /

noun

the body of an aircraft, excluding its engines
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