heavier-than-air heavier-than-air


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


  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.



    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


  • 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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