Definition of airplane
: a powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings from which it derives most of its lift
Examples of airplane in a Sentence
my uncle learned how to fly an airplane during World War II
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In this Nov. 20, 2015, picture, UPS workers pull a container across a floor containing casters after it was unloaded from an airplane at the company’s Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky.
On the far right of the photo is a barge with an airplane on it, supposedly Earhart's.
Airplanes and cars rarely pose an issue with vulvovaginal health, with a few exceptions, according to Dr. Calhoun.
At Abu Dhabi International Airport, travelers bound for the United States on Tuesday enjoyed something many others flying out of the Middle East can’t — walking onto an airplane with their laptop.
In fact, before 2023 the majority of the fixed-wing airplanes onboard QE could well be U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs—under an agreement reached last year, Marine fighters will sail on the carrier's first operational deployment in 2021.
Demand for long-lasting factory goods declined in May for the second straight month, driven by a pullback in airplane orders as the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to find its footing.
Plush, custom area rugs raise the stakes, along with a slick leather sofa, and two deluxe chairs framed in silver airplane metal.
Ferraris, a Lotus, a Scarab, a Lola, several De Tomaso racers, Corvettes, Mustangs, an Amphicar that drove across water—and 10 airplanes.
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Origin and Etymology of airplane
alteration of aeroplane
First Known Use: 1906See Words from the same year
AIRPLANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of airplane for English Language Learners
: a machine that has wings and an engine and that flies through the air
AIRPLANE Defined for Kids
Definition of airplane for Students
: 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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