Definition of warplane
: a military airplane; specifically : one armed for combat
Recent Examples of warplane from the Web
Frazier is part of the opposition to a proposal to replace Gowen’s A-10s with a squadron of F-35s, the Air Force’s cutting-edge warplane.
Last week, the Saudis received a strong signal of American support when President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and signed a $110 billion weapons deal, including warplanes and armaments that could presumably be deployed in the Yemen conflict.
U.S. warplanes struck a convoy and a base of Syrian and allied troops on May 18, in the first such battlefield confrontation between American and Syrian forces since the conflict began in 2011.
Then, early Friday, the warplanes returned and struck the municipal building, the local power company and the blood bank.
Early Friday, the warplanes returned and struck the municipal building, the local power company and the blood bank.
During the visit this month, distant booms sounded regularly, warplanes buzzed overhead and mortar shells were still landing nearby.
But China traditionally does not take the same approach to warplane testing that America does.
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First Known Use of warplane
WARPLANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of warplane for English Language Learners
: a military airplane that has guns or missiles
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