One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An early type of aeroplane with three pairs of wings, one above the other.
- ‘Yet, the greatest ace of the war chose the Fokker triplane, eventually losing his life in it.’
- ‘In 1920 the Army Engineering Division issued specifications for a large triplane bomber to the Witteman-Lewis Company of Teterboro, New Jersey.’
- ‘In 1849, Cayley designed and built a full-sized triplane glider, which carried a ten-year-old boy several yards through the air down a hill at Brompton Dale.’
- ‘The film-makers have rounded up a fine-looking collection of biplanes and triplanes, which contributes to the authentic feel of the film.’
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