Definition of aeroplane in English:


Line breaks: aero|plane
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːrəpleɪn


A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces.
More example sentences
  • They then went on to ransack a hangar belonging to the property, which houses an aeroplane, helicopter and car.
  • I am, of course, fully aware of the very significant differences between aeroplanes and helicopters.
  • Some sprays were even applied from the air, using aeroplanes or helicopters.


late 19th century: from French aéroplane, from aéro- 'air' + Greek -planos 'wandering'.

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