Part of speech: noun

A kite- like machine for flying; a " heavier- than- air" machine, having one plane ( monoplane) or two planes ( biplane), and sustained by the gliding motion imparted by its own propeller.

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Usage examples "aeroplane":

  1. " Nothing, my dear, only to ask if his Nibs was flourishin'," and with a gurgle of delight the aeroplane soared towards the ceiling. - "Malcolm Sage, Detective", Herbert George Jenkins.
  2. In another moment a sound that increased to a hum like that of a giant motor- boat descended from the skies, and the speck disclosed itself as a mammoth aeroplane. - "Unexplored!", Allen Chaffee.
  3. When the news of the retirement of the French and the heavy German threatening on my front reached me, I endeavored to confirm it by aeroplane reconnaissance, and as a result of this I determined to effect a retirement to the Maubeuge position at daybreak on the 24th. - "America's War for Humanity", Thomas Herbert Russell.