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

  • n. An airplane with wings placed above each other in three levels.

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  • n. An airplane that has three pairs of wings, one above the others


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  • The triplane was a single-seater with a rotary engine and an open cockpit; it had RFC roundels on the fuselage.

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  • His planes included: the Fokker Eindecker and the Fokker D.R. 1, which was the triplane made famous by Baron Manfred von Richthofen, also known as The Red Baron.

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  • Not by another ace, but when Richthofen made a rookie mistake and flew his red (note that's red) triplane over Brit anti-aircraft gunners while single mindedly pursuing another fighter.

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  • King Kong and triplane made out of Lego by Matt "monsterbrick" Armstrong.

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  • There, he designed the first successful triplane night-fighter and ran two bombing raids a month.

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  • So that there would be no mistaking him in combat, he painted his Fokker triplane a bright red, thereby earning his famous nickname of der rote Freiherr, or “Red Baron.”

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  • Later that day the famous red triplane sustained damage from ground fire.

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  • There was a very young man in the double-breasted 'maternity' jacket of the Royal Flying Corps standing in front of the triplane — could that be Johnnie?

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  • I looked around the corner, and there were other photographs of the same girl upon the walls, and of aeroplanes, all biplanes except one, which was a triplane.

    The Rainbow and the Rose


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