noun Date: 1907 an airplane with only one main supporting surface

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  • monoplane — (n.) 1907, a hybrid coined from MONO (Cf. mono ) + second element of AEROPLANE (Cf. aeroplane). In old planes the wings formed a single surface running across the fuselage …   Etymology dictionary

  • monoplane — ► NOUN ▪ an aircraft with one pair of wings …   English terms dictionary

  • monoplane — [män′ə plān΄] n. an airplane or glider with only one main supporting surface, or pair of wings …   English World dictionary

  • Monoplane — For Félix du Temple s invention, see Monoplane (1874) Monoplane The low wing of a Curtiss P 40 …   Wikipedia

  • monoplane — monoplanist, n. /mon euh playn /, n. 1. an airplane with one main sustaining surface or one set of wings. 2. Naut. a planing craft the bottom of which is in an unbroken fore and aft line. [1905 10; MONO + PLANE1] * * * ▪ aircraft       type of… …   Universalium

  • monoplane — UK [ˈmɒnəʊˌpleɪn] / US [ˈmɑnəˌpleɪn] noun [countable] Word forms monoplane : singular monoplane plural monoplanes a plane with a single wing on each side • See: biplane …   English dictionary

  • monoplane — viensparnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. monoplane vok. Eindecker, m rus. моноплан, m pranc. monoplan, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • monoplane — viensparnis lėktuvas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lėktuvas, turintis po vieną sparną abiejose korpuso pusėse. Viensparnis lėktuvas pagrindinis šiuolaikinių lėktuvų tipas. Pirmasis pagamintas 1909 m. Prancūzijoje.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • monoplane — noun An airplane that has a single pair of wings …   Wiktionary

  • monoplane — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. airplane, single seater, aircraft; see plane 3 …   English dictionary for students

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