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airliner

[ air-lahy-ner ]

noun

  1. a passenger aircraft operated by an airline.


airliner

/ ˈɛəˌlaɪnə /

noun

  1. a large passenger aircraft


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Word History and Origins

Origin of airliner1

First recorded in 1905–10; air 1 + liner 1
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Example Sentences

The Soviets shot down a civilian passenger airliner, Korean Air Lines Flight 007.

The design was safe, the company claimed, insisting that its seven-foot-thick concrete shell could stand up to even a crashing airliner.

An airliner was evacuated upon arrival at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Monday night after the crew learned of a written threat, Southwest Airlines said.

In early January, Thai doctors in Bangkok were worried by the outbreak in Wuhan, less than seven hours away by airliner.

The list below highlights a giant airliner with folding wingtips, a fighter-jet drone that uses artificial intelligence, and even a nuclear-powered rover that’s zipping toward Mars at this very moment.

These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.

The technology exists to keep us from ever losing a commercial airliner over open seas ever again.

The 247 was the first airplane really to define the form of a modern airliner, flying faster and higher than any predecessor.

The situation could lead to a serious accident where an airliner might collide with a Russian bomber.

It shows that the Malaysian airliner may well have fallen victim to a high-altitude game of Russian roulette.

If a New Guinea savage wants to take passage aboard a Qantas airliner, what is the fare in cowrie shells?

"Kidnap plot linked to airliner crash killing fifty," she read.

Finally, flying coast to coast in a jet airliner gives an exposure of between three and five milliroentgens on each trip.

An airliner he had been riding in had made a forced landing, had nosed over pretty hard, and had banged him up a little.

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