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aeroplane


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aeroplane  \A"["e]r*o*plane`\,  n.  [A["e]ro-  +  plane.] 
  A  flying  machine,  or  a  small  plane  for  experiments  on  flying, 
  which  floats  in  the  air  only  when  propelled  through  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aeroplane  \A"["e]r*o*plane`\,  n.  [A["e]ro-  +  plane.] 
  (A["e]ronautics) 
  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  inclined  and  driven 
  forward  as  a  lifting  device  in  some  flying  machines;  hence  a 
  flying  machine  using  such  a  device.  These  machines  are  called 
  monoplanes,  biplanes,  triplanes  or  quadruplanes  according 
  to  the  number  of  main  supporting  planes  used  in  their 
  constraction.  Being  heavier  than  air  they  depend  for  their 
  levitation  on  motion  imparted  by  one  or  more  propellers 
  actuated  by  a  gasoline  engine.  They  start  from  the  ground  by 
  a  run  on  small  wheels  or  runners,  and  are  guided  by  a 
  steering  apparatus  consisting  of  horizontal  and  vertical 
  movable  planes.  There  are  many  varieties  of  form  and 
  construction,  which  in  some  cases  are  known  by  the  names  of 
  their  inventors. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Passive  balloon  \Pas"sive  bal*loon"\  or  aeroplane 
  \a"["e]r*o*plane\ 
  One  unprovided  with  motive  power. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aeroplane 
  n  :  an  aircraft  that  has  fixed  a  wing  and  is  powered  by 
  propellers  or  jets;  "the  flight  was  delayed  due  to 
  trouble  with  the  airplane"  [syn:  {airplane},  {plane}] 




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