fixed-wing

[fikst-wing]
adjective
  1. of or relating to aircraft that derive lift from the motion of air over aerodynamically designed surfaces that are rigidly and permanently attached to the fuselage.
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Contemporary Examples of fixed-wing

  • The money was packaged in waterproof containers and thrown out of small, fixed-wing aircrafts over the ship.

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    The Pirate Negotiator

    Caitlin Dickson

    November 14, 2013

  • That's precisely what would happen in Libya if the no-fly zone pertained only to fixed-wing aircraft.

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    The Horrible Libya Hypocrisies

    Leslie H. Gelb

    March 21, 2011

  • That's mainly because the U.S. government said the no-fly dictum applied only to fixed-wing aircraft, not to helicopters.

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    The Horrible Libya Hypocrisies

    Leslie H. Gelb

    March 21, 2011