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Meaning of AEROPLANE

Pronunciation:  'ehru`pleyn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

AEROPLANE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: airplane, plane
 See Also: accelerator, accelerator pedal, airliner, amphibian, amphibious aircraft, attack aircraft, biplane, bomber, cowl, cowling, escape hatch, fighter, fighter aircraft, fuel pod, fuselage, gas, gas pedal, gun, hangar queen, heavier-than-air craft, hood, hydroplane, jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane, landing gear, monoplane, multiengine airplane, multiengine plane, navigation light, pod, propeller plane, radar dome, radome, seaplane, ski-plane, throttle, turbojet, turboprop, windscreen, windshield, wing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \A"["e]r*o*plane`\, n. [A["e]ro- + plane.]
    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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adjustable propeller, afterburner, aileron, air controls, air scoop, aircraft, airlift, airplane, airscrew, astrodome, avion, balloon, bay, be airborne, beaching gear, blister, body, bomb bay, bonnet, bow, brace wire, bubble, bubble canopy, bubble hood, bucket seat, cabin, canopy, cat strip, chassis, chin, coaxial propellers, cockpit, coke-bottle fuselage, control surface, control wires, cowl, crew compartment, cruise, deck, dihedral, dorsal airdome, drift, dual controls, ejection seat, ejector, elevator, elevon, ferry, fin, finger patch, flap, flit, float, fly, flying machine, fuel injector, fuselage, gas-shaft hood, glide, gore, gull wing, gun mount, hatch, heavier-than-air craft, hood, hop, hover, hydroplane, instruments, jackstay, jet, jet pipe, keel, kite, laminar-flow system, landing gear, launching gear, launching tube, leading edge, longeron, nacelle, navigate, nose, pants, parasol wing, plane, pod, pontoon, prop, propeller, rudder, rudder bar, sail, sailplane, seaplane, ship, ski landing gear, slitwing, soar, spinner, spoiler, spray strip, stabilizator, stabilizer, stay, stick, stick control, stressed skin, strut, tail, tail plane, tail skid, take the air, take wing, truss, turret, undercarriage, volplane, wheel parts, wing, wing radiator