Definition of aeroplane noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeərəpleɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerəpleɪn//
(British English) (also airplane especially in North American English) (also plane British English, North American English) Aircraft
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a flying vehicle with wings and one or more engines See related entries: Aircraft Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French aéroplane, from aéro- ‘air’ + Greek -planos ‘wandering’.Extra examples I’ve never flown in an aeroplane. The aeroplane was carrying 350 people. The president was never on the aeroplane at all. aeroplanes flying overhead flying in an aeroplane

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