heavier-than-air heavier-than-air

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces

Usage(s):

  1. Twelve men had spanned the North Atlantic in heavier-than-air machines: no woman had succeeded.
  2. Airplane: A mechanically driven aircraft, heavier-than-air, fitted with fixed wings.
  3. They had succeeded in taking a heavier-than-air machine into the skies in a self-propelled, sustained and controlled flight.

News

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    Acting upon the sketchiest of evidence, the state of Connecticut has inexplicably chosen to strip Wilbur and Orville Wright of their rightful title as the fathers of heavier-than-air flight.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Connecticut Post

Quotes

  • Spitzer warned graduates that they would encounter critics - "the army of the state quo" - who will undermine their efforts to do great things. "There will be nay-sayers. The Wright Brothers were told that 'heavier-than-air flight was both...
    on May 13, 2006 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: AU News

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