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monoplane

Syllabification: mon·o·plane
Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌplān
 
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Definition of monoplane in English:

noun

An airplane with one pair of wings. Often contrasted with biplane, triplane.
Example sentences
  • In rapid sequence, the heavily-loaded single-engine aircraft, seven monoplanes and one biplane, were sent on their way.
  • At a time when American airliners were all-metal monoplanes, the Navy stuck with biplanes with fabric-covered wings.
  • The War Ministry formed the Army Aviation Unit, purchasing eight French-built aircraft, four monoplanes and four biplanes.

Words that rhyme with monoplane

aeroplanegyroplane

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