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aeroplane

aeroplane

See also: aéroplane and aëroplane

English

An aeroplane (Airbus A330)

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Noun

aeroplane (plural aeroplanes)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain) A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  2. (aeronautics, archaic) An airfoil.

Usage notes

  • This word was also formerly used in Canada and the US, but those regions now use airplane.

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