Entry from US English dictionary
An aircraft designed to carry a large number of passengers economically, especially over relatively short routes.
- We allow airlines in the United States to buy airbus aircraft, they're subsidized by governments in Europe.
- A replacement airbus was flown over from Belfast and the fed up passengers eventually left two days later and arrived in Manchester 43 hours later than expected.
- But by the mid-1990s airbus had made serious inroads on U.S. market shares both here and around the world.
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