flying machine definition

  • noun:
    • a device designed for journey, particularly an early on experimental variety of plane.
    • aircraft (through the start of trip)
    • A contrivance built to allow its individual to fly.
    • a device made to float in and propel itself through the atmosphere.
    • Remarkably successful results have been attained both with dirigible balloons and with “heavier-than-air” machines. See air-ship, and aëroplane.
  • adjective:
    • a torch attached with an extended staff and employed for signaling during the night.

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