aeroplane

Definitions of aeroplane
  1. noun
    an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    synonyms: airplane, plane
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    B-52
    United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
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    airliner
    a commercial airplane that carries passengers
    amphibian, amphibious aircraft
    an airplane designed to take off and land on water
    biplane
    old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
    bomber
    a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
    delta wing
    an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle
    attack aircraft, fighter, fighter aircraft
    a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    hangar queen
    an airplane with a bad maintenance record
    jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane
    an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
    monoplane
    an airplane with a single wing
    multiengine airplane, multiengine plane
    a plane with two or more engines
    propeller plane
    an airplane that is driven by a propeller
    reconnaissance plane
    a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy
    hydroplane, seaplane
    an airplane that can land on or take off from water
    ski-plane
    an airplane equipped with skis so it can land on a snowfield
    tanker plane
    an airplane constructed to transport chemicals that can be dropped in order to fight a forest fire
    airbus
    a subsonic jet airliner operated over short distances
    dive bomber
    a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
    double-prop, double-propeller plane, twin-prop, twin-propeller-plane
    a propeller plane with an engine that drives two propellers in opposite directions (for stability)
    fan-jet, fanjet, turbofan, turbojet
    an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
    floatplane, pontoon plane
    a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water
    flying boat
    a large seaplane that floats with its fuselage in the water rather than on pontoons
    interceptor
    a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
    jetliner
    a large jet plane that carries passengers
    jumbo jet, jumbojet
    a very large jet plane
    kamikaze
    a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
    narrow-body, narrow-body aircraft, narrowbody aircraft
    a commercial airliner with a single aisle
    propjet, turbo-propeller plane, turboprop
    an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine
    single prop, single-propeller plane
    a propeller plane with a single propeller
    stealth bomber
    a bomber that is difficult to detect by radar
    stealth fighter
    a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
    twinjet
    a jet plane propelled by two jet engines
    twin-aisle airplane, wide-body, wide-body aircraft, widebody aircraft
    a commercial airliner with two aisles
    type of:
    heavier-than-air craft
    a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
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