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The structure of an aircraft, such as an airplane, helicopter, or rocket, exclusive of its engine.
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(Aeronautics) the body of an aircraft, excluding its engines
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the framework and external covering of an airplane, rocket, etc.
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Noun1.airframe - the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)airframe - the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
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[ˈɛəfreɪm] Narmazón m or f (de avión)
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