[ kit-ee-hawk ]

  1. a village in NE North Carolina: Wright brothers' airplane flight 1903. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Kittyhawk in a sentence

  • Our attention was next turned to gliding, but no hill suitable for the purpose could be found near our camp at Kitty Hawk.

  • At Kitty Hawk we spent much time in measuring the horizontal pressure on our unloaded machine at various angles of incidence.

  • At Kitty Hawk they had lived in a small shack, and cooked their own meals.

    Historic Inventions | Rupert S. Holland
  • In 1901 and 1902 the Wrights continued their gliding experiments at Kitty Hawk.

    Historic Inventions | Rupert S. Holland
  • Satisfied, they set out once more for Kitty Hawk, with the motor and parts of their plane carefully stowed away.

    Famous Flyers | David Goodger (

British Dictionary definitions for Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk

/ (ˈkɪtɪ hɔːk) /

  1. a village in NE North Carolina, near Kill Devil Hill, where the Wright brothers made the world's first aeroplane flight (1903)

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