Kitty Hawk

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Kitty Hawk or Kittyhawk, part of an offshore sandbar on Cape Hatteras, NE N.C., E of Albemarle Sound. Nearby is Kill Devil Hill, where the Wright brothers experimented successfully (1900–1903) with gliders and airplanes. Wright Brothers National Memorial (see National Parks and Monuments, table), commemorating their first successful flight, is there.

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Kitty Hawk a town on a narrow sand peninsula on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. It was there that, in 1903, the Wright brothers made the first powered aeroplane flight.