Origin of aeroplane
Examples from the Web for aeroplane
I do not recall what sort of aeroplane Mr. Hughes had at the time; however, it was quite comfortable, as I recall.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Air pressure is a big factor in the matter of aeroplane horsepower.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The submersible was sighted on July 1, 1915, by a French aeroplane.
That kind of aeroplane couldn't have any tire trouble, 'cause it hasn't got any tires.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
It is a fact that the aeroplane came after, but not a fact that it came from, the motor-car.Is civilization a disease?
That of being spies and tampering with the aeroplane last night!Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
US and Canadian airplane (ˈɛəˌpleɪn)
- a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings
Word Origin and History for aeroplane
1866, from French aéroplane (1855), from Greek aero- "air" (see air (n.1)) + stem of French planer "to soar," from Latin planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). Originally in reference to surfaces (such as the protective shell casings of beetles' wings); meaning "heavier than air flying machine" first attested 1873, probably an independent English coinage (see airplane).