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pilotless aircraft

noun
1.
an aircraft equipped for operation by radio or by robot control, without a human pilot aboard; drone.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; pilot + -less
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  • Most of these are reconnaissance craft, but pilotless aircraft will also be the combat vehicles of the future.
  • His pilotless aircraft research is what he called it.

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