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flight·less

 (flīt′lĭs)
adj.
Incapable of flying. Used of certain birds, such as the penguin.
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flightless

(ˈflaɪtlɪs)
adj
(Animals) (of certain birds and insects) unable to fly. See also ratite
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flight•less

(ˈflaɪt lɪs)

adj.
incapable of flying: flightless birds.
[1870–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flightless - incapable of flying
wingless - lacking wings
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Translations
nelétavý
lentokyvytön
ófleygur
niet-vliegend

flightless

[ˈflaɪtlɪs] ADJ [bird] → no volador
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flightless

[ˈflaɪtləs] adj [creature] → incapable de volerflight lieutenant flight-lieutenant n (British)capitaine m de l'armée de l'airflight number n [plane] → numéro m de volflight path ntrajectoire f (de vol)flight recorder nenregistreur m de volflight simulator nsimulateur m de volflight supplement nsupplément m vol
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