Definition of Airframe

1. Noun. The framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines).

Generic synonyms: Framework



Definition of Airframe

1. Noun. The main body and structure of an aircraft (without the powerplant). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Airframe

1. the framework and external covering of an airplane [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airframe

airer
airers
aires
airest
airfare
airfares
airfield
airfields
airflow
airflows
airfoil
airfoiled
airfoils
airforce
airforces
airframe (current term)
airframes
airfreight
airfreighted
airfreighting
airfreights
airgap
airgaps
airglow
airglows
airgraph
airgraphs
airgun
airguns
airhead

Literary usage of Airframe

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1. Global Competitiveness of U. S. Advanced-Technology Manufacturing Industries ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... the finished product In return for the transfer of airframe technology, General Dynamics will receive all new technologies emerging from the project, ..."

2. A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces by Lane Pierrot, Jo A. Vines, Shaun Black (1997)
"CBO estimated five elements of procurement cost—airframe, avionics, ... airframe and avionics account for over half of procurement costs and were estimated ..."

3. Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future by National Research Council (U.S.). (2006)
"Ultralight- weight airframe designs would increase these payoffs. ... Several NASA and DoD ultralight airframe programs have produced prototype ..."

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