airplane – [ air-pleyn ] – / ˈɛərˌpleɪn / – Noun


  • a heavier-than-air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc.
  • any similar heavier-than-air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter.

1870–75, for an earlier sense; alteration of aeroplane, with air1 replacing aero-

Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.

Specifically, what briefing did the flight crew receive before they went to the airplane?

One specific kind of emergency is at the heart of this, such as when an airplane suffers a loss of stability at night.

Bottom line is that it will only be a BVR [beyond visual range] airplane.

The airplane was owned by an Indonesian budget carrier, Lion Air.

It is also the principle which governs the airplane or glider, whose planes are kept at a definite angle to the air current.

The flying surfaces of an airplane are made by stretching cloth over the frames.

There were other airplane enterprises organized by Count Zeppelin, which remain today leaders in their respective fields.

The airplane, instead of being the unusual thing, must become a customary sight over our cities and villages.

They had been traveling some four or five hours since leaving their camp when Bill heard the drone of an airplane engine.


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