warplane
noun Date: circa 1911 a military airplane; specifically one armed for combat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • warplane — ► NOUN ▪ an aircraft designed and equipped to engage in air combat or to drop bombs …   English terms dictionary

  • warplane — [wôr′plān΄] n. any airplane for use in war …   English World dictionary

  • warplane — [[t]wɔ͟ː(r)pleɪn[/t]] warplanes also war plane N COUNT A warplane is an aircraft that is designed to be used for fighting, for example to attack other aircraft or to drop bombs …   English dictionary

  • warplane — /wawr playn /, n. an airplane designed for, or used in, warfare. [1910 15; WAR1 + PLANE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • warplane — noun An aircraft designed for combat …   Wiktionary

  • warplane — n. airplane used in war …   English contemporary dictionary

  • warplane — noun an aircraft designed and equipped to engage in air combat or to drop bombs …   English new terms dictionary

  • warplane — war•plane [[t]ˈwɔrˌpleɪn[/t]] n. mil a military aircraft, esp. one equipped for combat • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • warplane — /ˈwɔpleɪn/ (say wawplayn) noun US an aeroplane for warfare. {war + plane1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • warplane — noun an aircraft designed and used for combat • Syn: ↑military plane • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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