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.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Heavier-than-air Craft

heavenly bodies
heavenly body
heavenlyminded
heavenric
heavens
heavens above
heavenward
heavenwardly
heavenwards
heaver
heavers
heaves
heavied
heavier
heavier-than-air
heavier-than-air craft (current term)
heavies
heaviest
heavily
heavily traveled
heaviness
heavinesses
heaving
heaving line bend
heaving line bends
heavings
heavisome
heavy
heavy(a)
heavy(p)

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 ..."

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