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  1. a town in SE Kansas.
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Examples from the Web for chanute

Historical Examples

  • In the summer of 1901 we became personally acquainted with Mr. Chanute.

    The Early History of the Airplane

    Orville Wright

  • It is related in full in Chanute's work, from which the present account is summarised.

    A History of Aeronautics

    E. Charles Vivian

  • In the matter of descent Chanute observed the sparrow and decided to imitate it.

    A History of Aeronautics

    E. Charles Vivian

  • Before engines ever were used, the Chanute type of biplane had to be worked into a state of reliability, if not perfection.

  • This early machine is described by one authority as something like a cross between a box kite and a Chanute glider.