aeroplane
noun Etymology: French aéroplane, from aéro- aer- + -plane, probably from feminine of plan flat, level, from Latin planus — more at floor Date: 1873 chiefly British airplane

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  • aeroplane — aer *o*plane aeroplane a [ e]r*o*plane , n. [a[ e]ro + plane.] (A[ e]ronautics) 1. A light rigid plane used in a[ e]rial navigation to oppose sudden upward or downward movement in the air, as in gliding machines; specif., such a plane slightly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • aeroplane — (n.) 1866, from Fr. aéroplane (1855), from Gk. aero air (see AIR (Cf. air) (n.1)) + stem of Fr. planer to soar, from L. planus level, flat (see PLANE (Cf. plane) (n.1)). Originally in reference to s …   Etymology dictionary

  • aeroplane — [er′ə plān΄] n. [Fr aéroplane < aéro , AERO + base of planer, to soar: see PLANE4] Brit. var. of AIRPLANE …   English World dictionary

  • Aëroplane — Aëroplāne (frz.), s. Flugtechnik …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • aeroplane — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces. ORIGIN from French aéro air + Greek planos wandering …   English terms dictionary

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