a vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like.
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How to use flying machine in a sentence
The giant polyethylene flying machines could transmit LTE signals to people in disaster zones or rural areas with no cell infrastructure.
Of course, there’s never turbulence or a bumpy ride in any of these visions, which is certainly something to wonder about with a small flying machine.These new flying taxis offer a glimpse at our future commutes | Rob Verger | January 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
I spent $24 for a plastic flying machine with rudimentary collision-avoidance capabilities.Amazon still hasn’t fixed its problem with bait-and-switch reviews | Timothy B. Lee | December 30, 2020 | Ars Technica
By creating a robot that can accomplish those varied flight goals, Ajanic says they can make a flying machine that’s the best of both worlds.
After all, we’re moving from a crawling machine to a flying machine.Memories Can Be Injected and Survive Amputation and Metamorphosis - Facts So Romantic | Marco Altamirano | October 20, 2020 | Nautilus
Pretty well for "a cross between an Astley's chariot, a flying machine and a treadmill."Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Lets combine a flying machine with an iceboat and beat out everybody on the lake this winter!The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
It was true that they had watched the strange flying machine take off from a roof top.Star Born | Andre Norton
The "flying-machine," or coach, between London and Sheffield was fully three days on its journey.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
This rate of travel seemed so very rapid then that this coach was generally called the "flying machine."The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber