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A powered flying vehicle with fixed wings and a weight greater than that of the air it displaces.
aircraft, craft, flying machine
- ‘They then went on to ransack a hangar belonging to the property, which houses an aeroplane, helicopter and car.’
- ‘I am, of course, fully aware of the very significant differences between aeroplanes and helicopters.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The fighter aeroplane, of course, was essentially a short-range defensive weapon.’
Late 19th century from French aéroplane, from aéro- ‘air’ + Greek -planos ‘wandering’.
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