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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