the hijacking of an airplane; skyjacking.
- Air pistol
a pistol that utilizes compressed air rather than ignited gunpowder to propel a single shot, often a pellet. Historical Examples Why does the pressure applied to the handle of an air pistol propel the cork? The Reason Why Anonymous noun a pistol that uses compressed air to fire pellets or other projectiles
a heavier-than-air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc. any similar heavier-than-air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter. Contemporary Examples It measures air speed—not ground speed, but the speed of the airplane at altitude. Air France 447 Report: How […]
- Airplane carrier
an aircraft carrier.
- Airplane cloth
a strong cotton cloth of plain weave treated with dope and formerly used as a covering for the wings and fuselages of airplanes. a similar, lighter-weight fabric for shirts and pajamas.