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aircraft carrier

noun
1.
a warship equipped with a large open deck for the taking off and landing of warplanes and with facilities to carry, service, and arm them.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • His experience includes strategic direction of large, complex organizations such as the naval aircraft carrier program.
  • The accident occurred in routine maintenance on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which is in dry dock.
  • Yet in space they could support the weight of an aircraft carrier.
  • He lives alone in a house in mid-city that is dominated by a piano the size of an aircraft carrier.
  • From the outside, she resembles a small aircraft carrier, though she lacks the catapult for throwing planes into the air.
  • It's won't fool you into thinking it's a hummingbird and it won't ever land on an aircraft carrier.
  • The military should be able to move the system on a semitruck or an aircraft carrier, he says.
  • One was about a half mile off the port side of the aircraft carrier and was really loud and shook the whole ship.
  • The capital ship was an aircraft carrier stuck on a flat ocean, and their fighters were navy planes in atmosphere.
  • Surface action groups are naval strike groups that do not contain an aircraft carrier.
British Dictionary definitions for aircraft carrier

aircraft carrier

noun
1.
a warship built with an extensive flat deck space for the launch and recovery of aircraft
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