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airworthy

[air-wur-th ee]
adjective, air·wor·thi·er, air·wor·thi·est.
  1. (of an aircraft) meeting established standards for safe flight; equipped and maintained in condition to fly.
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Origin of airworthy

First recorded in 1820–30; air1 + -worthy
Related formsair·wor·thi·ness, nounun·air·wor·thy, adjective
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  • The law says that it can't leave the ground unless it's airworthy.

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  • Without wings or control surfaces, it is obviously not airworthy.

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  • This is to notify you that the aircraft in question has been inspected and found to be not airworthy.

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  • The inventor thinks they will be compact and just as airworthy as ocean liners are seaworthy.


British Dictionary definitions for airworthy

airworthy

adjective
  1. (of an aircraft) safe to fly
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Derived Formsairworthiness, noun
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