biplane

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bi·plane

 (bī′plān′)
n.
An airplane having two pairs of wings fixed at different levels, especially one above and one below the fuselage.

biplane

(ˈbaɪˌpleɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) a type of aeroplane having two sets of wings, one above the other. Compare monoplane

bi•plane

(ˈbaɪˌpleɪn)

n.
an airplane with two sets of wings, one above and usu. slightly forward of the other.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biplane - old fashioned airplanebiplane - old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
Translations

biplane

[ˈbaɪpleɪn] Nbiplano m

biplane

[ˈbaɪpleɪn] nbiplan m

biplane

[ˈbaɪˌpleɪn] nbiplano
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The small wing set yielded as a single bay sesquiplane that could be used as a fighter.
The biplane was transformed into a sesquiplane, in compliance with the general development of fight ers.
The sesquiplane form, with its large top wing and small lower wing had been popularized by Nieuport in France and widely copied.