Definition of warplane
: a military airplane; specifically : one armed for combat
Recent Examples of warplane from the Web
Trapped on a French beach as German warplanes attacked, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops thought they were doomed.
South Korean warplanes and navy ships have fired a barrage of missiles into the waters during one-day drills aimed at boosting a readiness against a possible North Korean aggression.
Syrian ally Russia argued after the incident that the victims had died of exposure to toxic agents released when Syrian warplanes hit a rebels' chemical weapons depot.
Japan scrambled warplanes last month after Chinese ships and a drone ventured into the same area, Japanese Defense Ministry officials said at the time.
The museum's Freedom Pavilion, which opened in 2013, is one of its most majestic spaces, outfitted with a seven-story atrium filled with hanging displays of a B-17 Flying Fortress and other warplanes.
In June, U.S. warplanes struck militias and drones operated by Iran, which seeks a land bridge from Tehran to Damascus.
When Ghofran’s contractions started, Iraqi forces were bombarding ISIS positions nearby; warplanes flew overhead.
On June 8, 1967, the intelligence ship USS Liberty operating in international waters in the Mediterranean off the coast of Gaza, was attacked by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats, killing 33 sailors and one civilian and injuring 174.
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Definition of warplane for English Language Learners
: a military airplane that has guns or missiles
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