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heavier-than-air craft

Definitions of heavier-than-air craft
  1. noun
    a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
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    B-52
    United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
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    aeroplane, airplane, plane
    an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    autogiro, autogyro, gyroplane
    an aircraft that is supported in flight by unpowered rotating horizontal wings (or blades); forward propulsion is provided by a conventional propeller
    drone, pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft
    an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
    glider, sailplane
    aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
    chopper, eggbeater, helicopter, whirlybird
    an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
    ornithopter, orthopter
    heavier-than-air craft that is propelled by the flapping of wings
    military plane, warplane
    an aircraft designed and used for combat
    airliner
    a commercial airplane that carries passengers
    amphibian, amphibious aircraft
    an airplane designed to take off and land on water
    biplane
    old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
    bomber
    a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
    cargo helicopter
    a helicopter that carries cargo
    delta wing
    an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
    attack aircraft, fighter, fighter aircraft
    a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    hangar queen
    an airplane with a bad maintenance record
    hang glider
    a glider resembling a large kite; the rider hangs from it while descending from a height
    jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane
    an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
    monoplane
    an airplane with a single wing
    multiengine airplane, multiengine plane
    a plane with two or more engines
    propeller plane
    an airplane that is driven by a propeller
    reconnaissance plane
    a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy
    hydroplane, seaplane
    an airplane that can land on or take off from water
    shuttle helicopter
    a helicopter that shuttles back and forth
    single-rotor helicopter
    a helicopter having a single rotor
    ski-plane
    an airplane equipped with skis so it can land on a snowfield
    skyhook
    helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects
    tanker plane
    an airplane constructed to transport chemicals that can be dropped in order to fight a forest fire
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    aircraft
    a vehicle that can fly
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