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Kittyhawk

[kit-ee-hawk] /ˈkɪt iˌhɔk/
noun
1.
a village in NE North Carolina: Wright brothers' airplane flight 1903.
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  • When they returned to kitty hawk, in the autumn of 1902, they took with them a greatly improved glider.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • After many experiments they succeeded, and on December 17, 1903, the first airship made four flights at kitty hawk.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • At kitty hawk they had lived in a small shack, and cooked their own meals.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • They were ready to try mechanical flights in places where the wind-conditions were less favorable than at kitty hawk.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • In the autumn of 1903 the brothers returned to kitty hawk for their fourth season of experiment.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • Satisfied, they set out once more for kitty hawk, with the motor and parts of their plane carefully stowed away.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • In 1901 and 1902 the Wrights continued their gliding experiments at kitty hawk.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • Our attention was next turned to gliding, but no hill suitable for the purpose could be found near our camp at kitty hawk.

  • At kitty hawk we spent much time in measuring the horizontal pressure on our unloaded machine at various angles of incidence.

  • They pitched their camp at kitty hawk in October, 1900, and made a brief and successful trial of their gliding machine.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for kitty hawk

Kitty Hawk

/ˈkɪtɪ hɔːk/
noun
1.
a village in NE North Carolina, near Kill Devil Hill, where the Wright brothers made the world's first aeroplane flight (1903)
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