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airworthy

[ air-wur-thee ]
/ ˈɛərˌwɜr ði /
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adjective, air·wor·thi·er, air·wor·thi·est.

(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

OTHER WORDS FROM airworthy

air·wor·thi·ness, nounun·air·wor·thy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for airworthy

airworthy
/ (ˈɛəˌwɜːðɪ) /

adjective

(of an aircraft) safe to fly

Derived forms of airworthy

airworthiness, noun
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