warplane

noun
war·​plane | \ ˈwȯr-ˌplān How to pronounce warplane (audio) \

Definition of warplane

: a military airplane specifically : one armed for combat

Examples of warplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that point on Thursday evening after the PLA warplane flights. Eric Cheung, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 Hayes worked with all three branches of the British military, and a C-17 RAF warplane and a Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer both have supporting roles. CNN, 29 Sep. 2021 American Special Forces took charge of the operation to retake the city, and in the process an American warplane mistakenly bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, killing at least 42 people. New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021 Strings of tracers lit the sky as the last U.S. warplane — providing cover for the hulking C-17 below — flew toward the horizon, the sound of its engine fading. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2021 American Special Forces took charge of the operation to retake the city, and in the process an American warplane mistakenly bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, killing at least 42 people. New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021 Additionally, a Su-24M warplane allegedly dropped four bombs close to the ship, Sky News reported. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 23 June 2021 Belarusian news agency BelTA reported that Lukashenko had personally ordered the warplane to escort the Ryanair plane to Minsk. The Christian Science Monitor, 23 May 2021 American Special Forces took charge of the operation to retake the city, and in the process an American warplane mistakenly bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, killing at least 42 people. New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of warplane

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of warplane was circa 1911

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12 Nov 2021

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“Warplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warplane. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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warplane

noun

English Language Learners Definition of warplane

: a military airplane that has guns or missiles

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