flying machine

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  1. a vehicle that sustains itself in and propels itself through the air; an airplane, helicopter, glider, or the like.

Origin of flying machine

First recorded in 1730–40

Words Nearby flying machine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use flying machine in a sentence

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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