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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As Frank prematurely leaves the retreat, Ben from Pollyhop shows up to hand him audio of his friend, Conway, cursing out his airplane pilots.
Statolaunch, the aviation company founded by billionaire Paul G. Allen, rolled out its giant airplane for its first photo op in the Mojave desert this week.
To do so, Phuc plans to highlight all the U.S. jobs his nation supports through imports of American goods like airplanes, engine turbines and maize.
The same technology is used to delineate terrain from airplanes and detect speeding violations.
The bilingual storybook apps offer vivid, colorful illustrations of dogs and airplanes and pink-haired heroines.
Protesters clasped onto the fence Friday at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, shouting anti-deportation chants as two busloads thought to be full of people living in the U.S. illegally parked next to an airplane.
A second virtual experience puts you onto an airplane that peacefully disintegrates midair.
According to the research, the most prominent emoji indicators of trafficking are the rose, rosette, cherry, cherry blossom, growing heart, airplane, and crown.
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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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