Share this entry

Share this page

airframe

Syllabification: air·frame
Pronunciation: /ˈerfrām
 
/

Definition of airframe in English:

noun

The body of an aircraft as distinct from its engine.
Example sentences
  • It was determined that airfreight would minimise the risk of further damage to the airframe and return the aircraft in a controlled environment.
  • Commissioned by the U.S. government to create a powered aircraft, Langley spent a fortune developing airframes and engines.
  • The first 22 airframes - 14 flyable aircraft and eight nonflying ground-test articles - will be built on that assembly line during the current phase of the program.

Definition of airframe in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs