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 In the northern Gaza Strip, Rafat Tanani, his pregnant wife and four children, aged 7 and under, were killed after an Israeli warplane reduced their four-story apartment building to rubble, residents said. Fares Akram And Joseph Krauss, chicagotribune.com, "Palestinians flee neighborhoods on outskirts of Gaza City as Israel launches barrage of airstrikes," 14 May 2021 In the northern Gaza Strip, Rafat Tanani, his pregnant wife and four children were killed after an Israeli warplane reduced a building to rubble, residents said. BostonGlobe.com, "Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza," 14 May 2021 In the northern Gaza Strip, Rafat Tanani, his pregnant wife and four children were killed after an Israeli warplane reduced the building to rubble, residents said. Time, "Israeli Tanks Shell Gaza Ahead of Possible Ground Invasion," 14 May 2021 The 100-ton warplane quickly refueled than took off again. David Axe, Forbes, "U.S. Air Force Bomber Crews Brave The Cold As The Pentagon Expands Its Arctic Options," 10 Mar. 2021 The new warplane will join a testing and evaluation squadron at Eglin. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Air Force Finally Has the Keys to Its First New F-15 in Decades," 16 Mar. 2021 Relations were strained in 2019, when Pakistan shot down an Indian warplane in Kashmir and captured a pilot in response to an airstrike by Indian aircraft targeting militants inside Pakistan. Munir Ahmed, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pakistan and India agree to cease-fire for first time since 2003," 25 Feb. 2021 Military analysts have said the two projects could combine in the future and that Europe can no longer afford to fund competing warplane designs. Charlotte Ryan, Bloomberg.com, "Tempest Jet Fighter to Support 20,000 Jobs, BAE Says," 15 Oct. 2020 The sheer cost of modern fighters, however, means that no fighter-type warplane is purely air-to-air or air-to-ground, so F-X will have some ability to attack ground targets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Japan’s New Fighter Jet Will Have Wild Tech, Like Microwave Weapons," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of warplane

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Warplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warplane. Accessed 17 May. 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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