Definition of warplane in English:



  • An aeroplane designed and equipped to engage in air combat or to drop bombs.

    • ‘In the meantime, there were repeated air strikes on the city from US warplanes and helicopter gunships.’
    • ‘A warplane dropped a 550-pound bomb on a building where he and other Hamas leaders were meeting, but Yassin escaped with just a small wound to his hand.’
    • ‘According to Hill, Australian warplanes will not bomb schools and hospitals.’
    • ‘There is a sizable military garrison in the country and US warplanes are familiar sights at Saudi air force bases.’
    • ‘The warplanes and helicopter gunships were ready, their crews primed to deliver precision strikes.’
    • ‘RAF and United States warplanes bombed three sites in southern Iraq yesterday in the biggest display of allied air power for six months.’
    • ‘The site remained in Iraqi hands yesterday, a day after a US warplane dropped four bunker-buster bombs and blasted a smoking crater 60 feet deep at the restaurant.’
    • ‘He said that about a dozen warplanes had dropped bombs on the target, accompanied by support planes.’
    • ‘In the worst of a series of friendly fire incidents, 18 American special forces and their Kurdish allies were killed when they were bombed by a US warplane.’
    • ‘Two Palestinian policemen crouch as a bomb from an Israeli warplane hits a camp of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Force 17 security force, in Gaza City on Tuesday.’
    • ‘The US forces destroyed two houses from which they were taking fire, one being destroyed by a 500 pound bomb from a warplane they called in.’
    • ‘Stafford at one time was one of the museum's prime contractors for restoring historic warplanes.’
    • ‘Whenever the noise of warplanes began the child would mime the approaching bombers, sweeping her arms through the air.’
    • ‘Shortly after, I began learning to fly with the sole goal of flying vintage warplanes.’
    • ‘A U.S. warplane dropped two bombs on a suspected insurgent command center near Ramadi on Wednesday, the AP said, adding that it was not known whether casualties resulted.’
    • ‘The claim was flatly denied by the Ministry of Defence, which said no UK warplanes had been on bombing missions.’
    • ‘We need guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships for our defence.’
    • ‘In 1991, it was the scene of one of the worst atrocities of the first Persian Gulf War, when a British warplane dropped bombs on a crowded market, killing 150 civilians.’
    • ‘US warplanes bombed Kandahar airport yesterday as Pashtun tribesmen fought Arab fighters on the ground.’
    • ‘A BBC correspondent said between 10 and 12 people were killed Sunday when a U.S. warplane bombed a convoy carrying U.S. Special Forces and Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.’
    warplane, armed aircraft
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