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noun air·plane \ˈer-ˌplān\

: a machine that has wings and an engine and that flies through the air

Full Definition of AIRPLANE

:  a powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings from which it derives most of its lift

Examples of AIRPLANE

  1. <my uncle learned how to fly an airplane during World War II>

Illustration of AIRPLANE

Origin of AIRPLANE

alteration of aeroplane
First Known Use: 1906
AIRPLANE Defined for Kids


noun air·plane \ˈer-ˌplān\

Definition of AIRPLANE for Kids

:  an aircraft with wings which do not move, that is heavier than air, is driven by a propeller or jet engine, and is supported by the action of the air against its wings
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