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airliner Line breaks: air|liner
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːlʌɪnə/

Definition of airliner in English:


A large passenger aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The team ensured that civilian airliners and local mustering aircraft were kept out of the way of the fast jets.
  • This was the end for piston engine airliners, as the new jets soon dominated the commercial airline industry.
  • Both airlines had large route structures where a pressurized airliner could be fully utilized.

Words that rhyme with airliner

headliner • jetliner

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