Definition of aeroplane in English:

aeroplane

noun

British
  • A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces.

    • ‘They then went on to ransack a hangar belonging to the property, which houses an aeroplane, helicopter and car.’
    • ‘Some sprays were even applied from the air, using aeroplanes or helicopters.’
    • ‘By then the real embodiment of air power - the aeroplane - was not quite five years old.’
    • ‘I am, of course, fully aware of the very significant differences between aeroplanes and helicopters.’
    • ‘The fighter aeroplane, of course, was essentially a short-range defensive weapon.’
    aircraft, craft, flying machine
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Origin

Late 19th century: from French aéroplane, from aéro- air + Greek -planos wandering.

Pronunciation:

aeroplane

/ˈɛːrəpleɪn/