Definition of Lighter-than-air craft

1. Noun. Aircraft supported by its own buoyancy.

Generic synonyms: Aircraft
Specialized synonyms: Airship, Dirigible, Balloon



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lighter-than-air craft (current term)
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Literary usage of Lighter-than-air craft

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1. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"lighter-than-air craft are divided into common balloons, kite (or station) balloons, ... The practice of denoting all gas bags as lighter-than-air craft ..."

2. ABC of Aviation: A Complete, Practical Treatise Outlining Clearly the by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1918)
"... CHAPTER II lighter-than-air craft Spherical Balloon Parts—Hydrogen Gas for Military Balloons—Control of Free Balloons—Free or Captive Spherical Balloons ..."

3. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"lighter-than-air craft are divided into common balloons, kite (or station) ... The practice of denoting all gas bags as lighter-than-air craft may lead to ..."

4. The A-B-C of Aviation: A Complete, Practical Treatise Outlining Clearly the by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1918)
"... CHAPTER II lighter-than-air craft Spherical Balloon Parts—Hydrogen Gas for Military Balloons—Control of Free Balloons—Free or Captive Spherical Balloons ..."

5. Applied Aerodynamics by Leonard Bairstow (1920)
"... CRAFT All lighter-than-air craft obtain support for their weight by the utilisation of the differences of the properties of two gases, usually air and ..."

6. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"Since the essential feature of lighter-than-air craft is their ability to float in the air much as a vessel floats in the water, and since the only ..."

7. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"Since the essential feature of lighter-than-air craft is their ability to float in the air much as a vessel floats in the water, and since the only ..."

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