Meaning of airplane

air•plane

Pronunciation: (âr'plān"), [key]
— n.
  1. a heavier-than-air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc.
  2. any similar heavier-than-air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter.
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