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flightless

[ flahyt-lis ]
/ ˈflaɪt lɪs /
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adjective

incapable of flying: flightless birds such as the moa, rhea, and dodo.

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Origin of flightless

First recorded in 1870–75; flight1 + -less
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British Dictionary definitions for flightless

flightless
/ (ˈflaɪtlɪs) /

adjective

(of certain birds and insects) unable to flySee also ratite
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