heavier-than-air craft


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heavier-than-air craft

[′hev·ē·ər thən ′er ¦kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
Any aircraft weighing more than the air it displaces.
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She also has an extensive passage about the Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont without mentioning that it was he who performed the first flight of a manned, controlled, heavier-than-air craft before an official sanctioning body.
Not well, not far, but enough to make history in a 120-foot, 12-second ride that carried Orville and Wilbur Wright into history 100 years ago today as the world's first inventors and pilots of a powered heavier-than-air craft.