• IPA: /ˈeə.ɹə.pleɪn/

aeroplane (plural aeroplanes)

  1. (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Irish, India, UK) A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  2. (aeronautics, archaic) An airfoil.
  3. Any of various nymphalid butterflies, of various genera, having a slow gliding flight. Also called planes.
Related terms Verb

aeroplane (aeroplanes, present participle aeroplaning; past and past participle aeroplaned)

  1. (intransitive) To fly in an aeroplane.
  2. (transitive) To transport by aeroplane.
    • 1919, The American Angler (volume 4, page 221)
      The rod was discarded, and then, hand over hand, the prize of them all was aeroplaned to the top of the cliff.

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