Definition of aircraft carrier in English:

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aircraft carrier

Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rˌkraf(t) ˌkerēər/


A large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its deck.
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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Syllabification: air·craft car·ri·er

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