Definition of “aircraft” - English Dictionary

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“aircraft” in British English

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aircraftnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeə.krɑːft/ us /ˈer.kræft/ plural aircraft

B2 any vehicle, with or without an engine, that can fly, such as a plane or helicopter:

military aircraft

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  • Captain Firth sat at the controls of the aircraft.
  • The airline is taking steps to ensure safety on its aircraft.
  • Please remember to take all your personal possessions with you when you leave the aircraft.
  • Attacks by enemy aircraft forced the tanks to retreat from the city.
  • The crew shut down the right-hand engine of the aircraft.

(Definition of “aircraft” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“aircraft” in American English

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aircraftnoun [ C ]

us /ˈeərˌkræft/ plural aircraft

any vehicle made to fly

aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a large ship with a long, flat surface where military aircraft can take off and land.

(Definition of “aircraft” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“aircraft” in Business English

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aircraftnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeəkrɑːft/ us plural aircraft

TRANSPORT a vehicle such as a plane or a helicopter that can fly and carry goods or passengers:

(Definition of “aircraft” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)