Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines or propellers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a heavier-than-air aircraft. Same as aeroplane{2}.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

Etymologies

air +‎ plane, alteration of aeroplane (Wiktionary)

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