Meaning of AEROPLANE in English

/air"euh playn'/ , n. Chiefly Brit.


[ 1870-75; aéroplane, equiv. to aéro- AERO- + -plane, appar. fem. of plan flat, level ( planus; cf. PLAIN 1 ), perh. by assoc. with forme plane; appar. coined and first used by French sculptor and inventor Joseph Pline in 1855 ]

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