Vehicle

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Vehicle

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Specifically, a structure, machine, or device, such as an aircraft or rocket, designed to carry a burden through air or space; more restrictively, a rocket vehicle. </dd>
This word has acquired its specific meaning owing to the need for a term to embrace aircraft, rockets, and all other flying craft, and has more currency than other words used in this meaning. See launch vehicle. [[/a>|/a> ]]

References

This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use