plane·​load | \ ˈplān-ˌlōd How to pronounce planeload (audio) \

Definition of planeload

: a load that fills an airplane

Examples of planeload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If you have been separated from friends and family for too long by the never-ending Covid-19 pandemic and have a planeload of spare cash, VistaJet has a solution. Doug Gollan, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 Reach 828 had departed from an intermediate staging area in Qatar on Saturday with a planeload of evacuees when the unnamed Afghan mother went into labor and began having complications. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 On Friday morning, the first planeload of approximately two hundred Afghans arrived in the U.S. as part of an airlift operation. Jane Ferguson, The New Yorker, 30 July 2021 On his most recent visit to Southeast Asia in January, the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, arrived in Indonesia with a planeload of vaccines., 27 July 2021 On July 6, a planeload of Taiwanese travelers arrived in the US territory of Guam. Eric Cheung, CNN, 8 July 2021 Salesforce recently sent a planeload of supplies to India to help with the Covid-19 outbreaks there. Lauren Weber, WSJ, 11 May 2021 During a major influx of Central American kids in 2014, then-President Barack Obama deported a planeload of migrant women and children to Honduras. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Mar. 2021 The country’s president, Aleksandr Vučić, stood in chilly winds with the Chinese ambassador to welcome the first planeload of supplies. New York Times, 5 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of planeload

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planeload was in 1925

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14 Oct 2021

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“Planeload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of planeload

: an amount or number of people or things that will fill an airplane


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