Synonyms for aircraft
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AIRCRAFT
It swept toward the dome and dissociated into a myriad specks which were aircraft.
In these encounters the British lost three aircraft of various types.
He saw her seem to stiffen upon sight of the other aircraft.
Most aircraft duels are settled at distances of less than a hundred yards.
We also knew they could deliver the big bomb, presumably by some sort of aircraft.
This is to notify you that the aircraft in question has been inspected and found to be not airworthy.
In a lesser degree this may be said of the enemy's aircraft enterprises.
And we mingled with the pilots of all these many kinds of aircraft.
Here, indeed, in the speeds they will attain, lies the future of aircraft.
The candidate must be alone in the aircraft during the tests.
1851, originally in reference to airships and balloons, from air (n.1) + craft (n.); a term from boating, as were many early aviation words. Of airplanes from 1907 and since 1930s exclusively of them. Aircraft carrier is attested from 1919 (H.M.S. Hermes, launched September 1919, was the first ship to be built from the hull up as an aircraft carrier).