planeload

noun

plane·​load ˈplān-ˌlōd How to pronounce planeload (audio)
: a load that fills an airplane

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Critics of the Texas and Florida tactics cite reports of misleading promises and coercion, particularly with a planeload of Venezuelan asylum seekers that Florida flew from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard, an upscale resort island in Massachusetts. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2022 Some have cited reports of misleading promises and coercion, particularly in September when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flew a planeload of Venezuelan asylum seekers from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard, an upscale resort island in Massachusetts. Dallas News, 15 Nov. 2022 The meeting came a day ahead of the first American planeload expected to arrive in Pakistan with supplies. Munir Ahmed, ajc, 8 Sep. 2022 In a memo on Ravenswood letterhead dated Feb. 25, a document also contained in the lawsuit, Gustin allegedly wrote to Save Our Allies that the services the nonprofit wanted were worth about $10 million per planeload of refugees. Dan Lamothe, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2022 Models such as the Iranian Shahed-136, which Russia bought by the planeload, are capable of one-way, kamikaze-style attacks. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 Oct. 2022 On Friday, the first planeload arrived from the US , which Washington says is part of an upcoming $30 million in assistance. Munir Ahmed, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2022 On Friday, the first planeload arrived from the U.S., which Washington says is part of an upcoming $30 million in assistance. Munir Ahmed, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Sep. 2022 On Friday, the first planeload arrived from the U.S. , which Washington says is part of an upcoming $30 million in assistance. Munir Ahmed, ajc, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planeload was in 1925

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“Planeload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/planeload. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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