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aircraft carrier

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A large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its deck.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... carrier a large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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... carrier Military vessel with a wide open deck that serves as a runway for the launching and landing of aircraft. A modern nuclear-powered carrier may have a flight deck c .300m (1000ft) long, a displacement of c .75,000 tonnes, a 4000-man crew, and carry 90 aircraft of various types. Some carriers have large, angled decks to permit launching and landing...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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668 words

...and the U.S. Navy took the lead with two very big carriers. The size of these two ships enabled them to launch large numbers of aircraft, suggesting that the carrier might replace the battleship. The number of aircraft involved led to the development of flight-deck machinery such as arrester wires, crash barriers, and catapults. The practices of the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy began to diverge with the more powerful American aircraft normally parked on deck above an open hangar built on top of the hull. The flimsy British planes were kept in a closed hangar...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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...aircraft carrier CV or CVN a warship that supports and operates aircraft, attacks targets on land or water, and supports other military...

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
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2012
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
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6 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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38 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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17 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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54 words
aircraft carrier

aircraft carrier  

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A large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its deck.
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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
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...fleet carriers laid down after 1942 . Three main types were used, 1939–45 : large fleet carriers operating up to 100 aircraft; light fleet carriers, operating about 40; and escort carriers, converted from merchant ships, which operated up to 35 aircraft. None of the last type remained in service after the war, and most light fleet carriers were relegated to auxiliary roles. The US Navy was the only navy to continue operating large carriers in any number and it currently has nine Carrier Battle Groups, each having a nuclear-powered 80,000-tonne carrier of the...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

... Carriers . Invented by the British during World War I, the aircraft carrier was adopted by the United States and Japan as an experimental weapon to augment the battle line. In contrast to the Japanese, whose fleet and carriers were designed for defensive operations in the western Pacific, the U.S. Navy planned for an offensive, transpacific war all the way to Japan and created the long‐legged “fast” (33‐knot) carrier to operate over those great distances. The navy first converted a collier (coaling ship) into the 11,050‐ton carrier Langley (CV‐1 “V”...

attack aircraft carrier

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CV or CVN a warship that supports and operates aircraft, attacks targets on land or water, and supports other military forces.
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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509 words
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Oxford University Press

...in which short flights feed customers into big airports, where they board longer flights, has also increased demand for regional jets.” “Airline to Pay $1.4 Billion for 67 Jets,” N.Y. Times , 18 June 1997 , at C4. • interline : “Southwest does not interline with other carriers, in part because it is simply unwilling to spend the extra time and money on the ground, waiting to board passengers from connecting flights that are often delayed.” Kevin Freiberg & Jackie Freiberg , Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success ...

attack carrier striking force

attack carrier striking force  

A naval force that has as its most important weapon carrier-based aircraft. Other ships protect and screen carriers from submarine, air, and surface threats.
Carrier Warfare

Carrier Warfare  

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The U.S. Navy has dominated aircraft carrier warfare since the 1920s. Conceived to provide scouting “eyes” for the fleet, the carrier evolved an attack capability that rivaled that of the ...
air-capable ship

air-capable ship  

Any ship, other than an aircraft carrier, from which aircraft can take off, be recovered, or receive and transfer logistic support. Such ships include: nuclear aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ...
carrier air group

carrier air group  

Two or more aircraft squadrons formed under one commander for administrative and tactical control of operations from a carrier.
carrier striking force

carrier striking force  

A naval task force composed of aircraft carriers and supporting combatant ships capable of conducting strike operations.
fast carrier task force

fast carrier task force  

A naval task force composed of one or more aircraft carriers and their supporting vessels.

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