aircraft carrier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aircraft carrier a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
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Usage

In literature:

Minutes later, the two boys embarked in a motor launch that took them to an aircraft carrier standing by in the vicinity.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
The second Naval problem, that of co-operation with the Fleet, involved the flight of aircraft from ships and the design of aircraft carriers.
"Aviation in Peace and War" by Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes
For example, a first consideration might be "to reduce enemy carrier aircraft strength by" certain pertinent operations.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
An aircraft carrier wallowed alongside the formation of cruisers.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
Way out there ahead were two Yank aircraft carriers waiting to take them aboard.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
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In news:

RAMSTEIN, Germany – Having started last season on an aircraft carrier, Michigan State has gone abroad this year and will open against the University of Connecticut in an Air Base hangar in Germany that usually houses fighter jets.
Fireman Thomas Timmons, of Issaquah, poses for a photograph in the machine shop aboard the US Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).
First the aircraft carrier, then the air force base in Germany.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States' handful of aircraft carriers bore the brunt of keeping the Imperial Japanese Navy in check in the Pacific Theater during the first full year of the war.
According to Huntington 's chief financial officer, Barb Niland attributed the higher profits to increased sales volumes for construction of the aircraft carrier.
Unless Paul Allen gets a wild hair and starts bolting together mothballed aircraft carriers to build a seagoing, recycled launch platform for his space freighter.
The indoor version of the Aztecs was far more impressive than the outdoor one, even if they still shot like they were still on the windy deck of an aircraft carrier or got a little loopy with the ball at times.
WASHINGTON — The Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment .
Comprehensive coverage of the Chinese "aircraft carrier style" meme.
The plane crashed during aircraft-carrier training near Waukegan on Dec 28, 1944.
A glimpse at what it takes to land on an aircraft carrier - at night - enjoy.
Navy's new bat-winged experimental drone has been delivered to an aircraft carrier to undergo handling tests aboard the ship.
Armed forces veteran Huang Hsing-hua holds models of an aircraft carrier and the Leaning Tower of Pisa that he donated to Miaoli County's veterans' services department at an event in Toufen Township on Tuesday.
American Airlines canceled almost 100 flights as the carrier moved to install additional locking mechanisms on 48 Boeing 757 aircraft to keep seats from coming loose in flight.
He was on the USS Solomons Aircraft Carrier Ship CVE67.
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In science:

We point out that with improving our present knowledge of experimental neutrino physics it will be possible to locate nuclear powered vehicles like submarines, aircraft carriers and UFOs and detect nuclear testing.
Neutrino Radar
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