Definition of airframe in English:


Syllabification: air·frame
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rˌfrām


  • The body of an aircraft as distinct from its engine.
    More 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.

More definitions of airframe

Definition of airframe in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman