Definition of airframe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈerfrām/


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.

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Syllabification: air·frame

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