As nouns the difference between aircraft and chaff
is that aircraft
is a vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift while chaff
is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
As a verb chaff is
to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
A vehicle capable of atmospheric flight due to interaction with the air, such as buoyancy or lift.
* The nonstandard plural form is in use among non-native speakers of English.
* See also
* aircraft carrier
* model aircraft
* rocket aircraft
The inedible parts of a grain-producing plant.
- To separate out the chaff , early cultures tossed baskets of grain into the air and let the wind blow away the lighter chaff.
By extension, any excess or unwanted material, resource, or person; anything worthless.
- So take the corn and leave the chaff behind.
- There are plenty of good books on the subject, but take care to separate the wheat from the chaff .
Loose material dropped from aircraft specifically to interfere with radar detection.
Straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
- the chaff and ruin of the times
Light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
- By adding chaff' to his corn, the horse must take more time to eat it. In this way ' chaff is very useful.
* separate the wheat from the chaff
To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.
To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.