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Of, relating to, or being an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (General Physics) having a density greater than that of air
2. (Aeronautics) of or relating to an aircraft that does not depend on buoyancy for support but gains lift from aerodynamic forces
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
(of an aircraft) weighing more than the air it displaces, hence having to obtain lift by aerodynamic means.
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|Adj.||1.||heavier-than-air - relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces|
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
heavy - of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
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