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[air-lahy-ner] /ˈɛərˌlaɪ nər/
a passenger aircraft operated by an airline.
Origin of airliner
1905-10; air1 + liner1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As a result of equipment failure, the airliner lands safely on monastery grounds.
  • We woke up in our luxury airliner to the smell of coffee.
  • Bustards are kind of the airliner version of turkeys-heavy bodies but strong fliers.
  • It's not the first time that an airliner has been powered by biofuel.
  • The same applies to an airliner's pilot, co-pilot and crew.
  • It takes a lot more than that to bring down a modern airliner.
  • No, these are the real thing: convicted of blowing up an airliner and of killing tourists with a bombing campaign at hotels.
  • Have to agree with what others have already said here, this is a contrail from a airliner.
  • The amount of damage a commercial airliner can sustain and survive is both amazingly high, and amazingly low.
  • Perhaps you should show how a bomb should be made in order to take down an airliner.
British Dictionary definitions for airliner


a large passenger aircraft
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