Synonyms of 'aircraft'
any machine capable of flying, such as a glider or aeroplaneThe return flight of the aircraft was delayed.
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in the sense of aeroplane
a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings
An aeroplane flew low overhead.
in the sense of airliner
a large passenger aircraft
After a 45-minute stopover, the airliner took off again.
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Thesaurus for aircraft from the Collins English Thesaurus