A large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its deck.
More example sentences
- But within a year the aircraft was involved in an accident while landing on the aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean.
- This will allow Portsmouth Naval Base to handle the new generation of warships, particularly the future aircraft carrier.
- Yamamoto saw the aircraft carrier as supporting the battleship rather than the other way round.
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