And folks laughed at Santos Dumont, at the Wrights, and at all the other fellows, who said they could take a heavier-than-air machine, and skim above the clouds like a bird.b) Of, pertaining to, or using an aircraft which weighs more than the volume of air it displaces.
Died. John Thomas Moore, 65, who, on a windy day in December 1903, lent a hand putting a flying machine on a runway, was the last surviving witness to the Wright brothers historic first heavier-than-air flight at Kitty Hawk.
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heavier-than-air — adjective relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces • Similar to: ↑heavy • Topics: ↑aircraft … Useful english dictionary
heavier-than-air — heav′i•er than air′ adj. aer. (of an aircraft) weighing more than the air it displaces, hence having to obtain lift by aerodynamic means • Etymology: 1900–05 … From formal English to slang
heavier-than-air — /hev ee euhr dheuhn air /, adj. (of an aircraft) weighing more than the air that it displaces, hence having to obtain lift by aerodynamic means. [1900 05] * * * … Universalium
heavier-than-air — /ˌhɛviə ðən ˈɛə/ (say .heveeuh dhuhn air) adjective 1. of greater specific gravity than the air, as aeroplanes. 2. of or relating to such aircraft … Australian English dictionary
heavier-than-air — adjective Date: 1903 of greater weight than the air displaced … New Collegiate Dictionary
heavier-than-air — adjective (of an aircraft) weighing more than the air it displaces … English new terms dictionary
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