tri·​plane ˈtrī-ˌplān How to pronounce triplane (audio)
: an airplane with three main supporting surfaces superposed

Examples of triplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exhibits include fi rearms, artillery pieces, uniforms, armored vehicles, and even a Fokker triplane. Smithsonian, 26 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triplane was in 1909

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“Triplane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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