from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A jet aircraft capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.

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  • n. A jet airplane with fixed wings that is capable of vertical takeoff and landing as well as hovering, and, in some cases, also capable of becoming airborne in a conventional manner by gaining airspeed on a runaway.


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