Definition of Heavier-than-air craft
1. Noun. A non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it.
Specialized synonyms: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane, Autogiro, Autogyro, Gyroplane, Drone, Pilotless Aircraft, Radio-controlled Aircraft, Glider, Sailplane, Chopper, Eggbeater, Helicopter, Whirlybird, Ornithopter, Orthopter, Military Plane, Warplane
Lexicographical Neighbors of Heavier-than-air Craft
Literary usage of Heavier-than-air craft
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"heavier-than-air craft. Lighter-than-air craft are divided into common balloons, ... As fuel is consumed, the craft gradually becomes heavier-than-air craft ..."
2. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"heavier-than-air craft. Lighter-than-air craft are divided into common balloons, kite (or station) balloons, and dirigibles. heavier-than-air craft comprise ..."
3. Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"... understood.8 Types of Heavier Than Air Aircraft The main types of heavier-than-air craft are (1) The aeroplane (2) The helicopter (3) The ornithopter. ..."
4. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"In the case of heavier-than-air craft one of the aerodynamic forces is required to counterbalance the weight of the aircraft, and is therefore directly ..."
5. Flying Men & Their Machines by Clarence Winchester (1916)
"... craft will seem to the uninitiated as different as cheese from chalk when it is compared with the smaller and more nimble heavier-than-air craft. ..."
6. The Great War: A Pictorial History of the 1914-1919 Fight for Freedom and by Thomas Herbert Russell, John Joseph Pershing, John Martin Miller, William Dunseath Eaton (1920)
"Co-incident with this work in connection with heavier- than-air craft, development and manufacturing work was done in connection with lighter-than-air craft ..."