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aircraft carrier



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

Translations for 'aircraft carrier'

  • British English: aircraft carrier An aircraft carrier is a warship with a long, flat deck where aircraft can take off and land. NOUN
  • Brazilian Portuguese: porta-aviões
  • Chinese: 航空母舰航空母舰艦
  • European Spanish: portaaviones
  • French: porte-avions
  • German: Flugzeugträger
  • Italian: portaerei
  • Japanese: 航空母船
  • Korean: 항공모함
  • Portuguese: porta-aviões
  • Spanish: portaaviones

Example Sentences Including 'aircraft carrier'

At that morning's War Cabinet it was the Argentine aircraft carrier , the 25 de Mayo, which concerned us.
Thatcher, Margaret The Downing Street Years
First it was landing on the aircraft carrier in what he thought was the mother of all photo ops.
Globe and Mail (2003)
It now seems certain that a navy built around the aircraft carrier might soon have to do without its carrier arm.
India Today (1997)
Makes it an attractive military vehicle -- a flying aircraft carrier.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
So one spoonful of material would have the weight of a whole aircraft carrier.
canada.com (2004)
The reef fell away, slanting across the cloudy depths like the eroded deck of an aircraft carrier.
Ballard, J. G. Rushing to Paradise
They maintained it was easier than landing on an aircraft carrier.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind


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