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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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airlinerair‧lin‧er /ˈeəˌlaɪnə $ ˈerˌlaɪnər/ noun [countable]  TTAa large plane for passengers
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airlinerHe said Boeing offered a freighter version of its 747-400 airliner for between $ 165 million and $ 170 million.The ability to fly is a property of an airliner that we specify in advance.Pilots reported 23 near collisions between military aircraft and civilian airliners in 1990, but 14 in 1995.For reasons not fully explained, the military pilot had decided to close in on the civilian airliner.For a concrete example, consider again the commercial airliner industry.The plant produced the world's first jet airliner, the Comet.Launching a new airliner is a complicated business.He knew the airliner would be turning right at the end of the runway and that he would be turning left.
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