biplane


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
At the Edward Neurosciences Institute, physicians will be able to utilize the biplane technology to extend the treatment window up to eight hours in order to stop a stroke and reverse its effects.
In keeping with this column's tradition of featuring at least one awesome-yet-also-useless item per week, we present the solar-powered biplane.
The photos show that this biplane was a surprisingly large aircraft, especially for a single-seat fighter.
A high-flying couple tied the knot yesterday with an airborne wedding ceremony as they were strapped to the wings of a biplane.
There will be aerobatic performances in unusual and distinctive planes, including the Czech-built Zlin 50, the Red Bull MiG-17 and the Pitts Biplane.
The National Museum of Naval Aviation covers the age of aviation from the first flight in a wood-and-fabric biplane to today's travels in space.
Juliet, 23, of Taunton, Somerset, held her nerve as the pilot of her inverted biplane guided the aircraft into perfect position.
Tenders are invited for Professional Architectural and Engineering Services - Sarasota Memorial Hospital #3 Biplane Angiographic Room
AN ADVENTUROUS British aviator has embarked on a 13,000-mile solo flight from Britain to Australia in a vintage open-cockpit biplane.
AN adventurous British aviatrix has embarked on a 13,000-mile solo flight from Britain to Australia in a vintage open cockpit biplane.
FORMER Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has taken his new motoring show to Amazon with a jibe at the BBC, saying it felt like he had "climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship".
Saturday at Jim Wright Memorial Field in Cottage Grove; Oregon Aviation Historical Society will showcase vintage aircraft at 37th annual event; free to view the aircraft, talk to pilots and tour History Center; weather permitting, between 25 and 30 open cockpit biplanes and other vintage aircraft expected; biplane rides by Nostalgic Warbird & Biplane Rides will be available for purchase; food and drink also available.