lightplane

noun
light·​plane | \ ˈlīt-ˈplān How to pronounce lightplane (audio) \

Definition of lightplane

: a small and comparatively lightweight airplane especially : a privately owned passenger airplane

First Known Use of lightplane

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Lightplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lightplane. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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