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      n   pl   , -craft   any machine capable of flying by means of buoyancy or aerodynamic forces, such as a glider, helicopter, or aeroplane  

aircraft carrier  
      n   a warship built with an extensive flat deck space for the launch and recovery of aircraft  
aircraft cloth   , fabric  
      n      variants of       aeroplane cloth  
      n   modifier   of or relating to defence against aircraft attack  
anti-aircraft batteries     
licensed aircraft engineer  
      n      the official name for       ground engineer  
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aeroplane, airplane     (U.S. & Canad.)   flying machine, kite     (Brit. slang)   plane  

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1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
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