white-knuckler


white-knuckler
   American
   a small aircraft on a scheduled service
   Alluding to the anxious grip of the passengers on the arms of the seats, especially in bad weather:
    You take a white-knuckler... from Hyannis Airport through the fog to Logan. (Theroux, 1978)
   Various local carriers are called the White-Knuckle Line by their regular passengers.

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