variants or less commonly biwing
of an airplane
: having two sets of fixed wings usually placed one above the other : being a biplane
As in years past, four vintage bi-wing warplanes flew in formation over the grounds, contrails billowing behind them before reversing their course for another low fly-by.Coty Dolores Miranda, Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2010
bi-wing noun
or less commonly biwing
plural bi-wings also biwings
Instead, Grumman designed its own fighter—the XFF-1, a stubby biwing with a crew of two under a transparent canopy. Norman Polmar, Naval History, June 2011

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bi-wing was in 1947

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“Bi-wing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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