Definition of airframe in English:

airframe

Line breaks: air|frame
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːfreɪm
 
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noun

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