Definition of service ceiling in English:

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service ceiling

Pronunciation: /ˈsərvəs ˈsēliNG/


The maximum height at which an aircraft can sustain a specified rate of climb dependent on engine type.
Example sentences
  • The aircraft has a service ceiling of 22,500 metres.
  • Neither its rate of climb nor its service ceiling was as good as that of the lighter MiG - 15.
  • The maximum speed is 287 km/h and the service ceiling is 5,280m.

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Syllabification: serv·ice ceil·ing

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