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n. Chiefly British
Variant of airplane.
(Aeronautics) a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings
[C19: from French aéroplane, from aero- + Greek -planos wandering, related to planet]
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1. a heavier-than-air craft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers or jet propulsion.
2. any similar heavier-than-air craft, as a glider or helicopter.Also, esp. Brit., aeroplane.
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|Noun||1.||aeroplane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"|
circumnavigation - traveling around something (by ship or plane); "Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe"
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
airliner - a commercial airplane that carries passengers
biplane - old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
bomber - a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
defroster, deicer - heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)
delta wing - an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
escape hatch - hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency
attack aircraft, fighter aircraft, fighter - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
hangar queen - an airplane with a bad maintenance record
heavier-than-air craft - a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
cowl, cowling, bonnet, hood - protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine; "there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars"; "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"
dip circle, inclinometer - a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
landing gear - an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground
monoplane - an airplane with a single wing
navigation light - light on an airplane that indicates the plane's position and orientation; red light on the left (port) wing tip and green light on the right (starboard) wing tip
propeller plane - an airplane that is driven by a propeller
reconnaissance plane - a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy
roll-on roll-off - a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination
hydroplane, seaplane - an airplane that can land on or take off from water; "the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane"
ski-plane - an airplane equipped with skis so it can land on a snowfield
tanker plane - an airplane constructed to transport chemicals that can be dropped in order to fight a forest fire
wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
log - a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)
seat, place - a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"
highjacker, hijacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
drift - the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
leeway - (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
atomic number 22, Ti, titanium - a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
prang - crash
hunt - yaw back and forth about a flight path; "the plane's nose yawed"
astern - (of a ship or an airplane) behind; "we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"
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aeroplane[ˈɛərəˌpleɪn] n (esp Brit) → aeroplano
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n. avión, aeroplano.