A high-speed stall would almost certainly have led to the airplane tearing apart.
It measures air speed—not ground speed, but the speed of the airplane at altitude.
The firefighter who found her strapped into her airplane seat danced with her at her wedding.
He crafted an outline of an airplane and filled it with water so it darkened like a shadow.
The friends were even given military call names - Elf, Bay and airplane.
Paris was filled with amazement and delight at the sight of an airplane soaring over the city.
No man was reserved on this subject of airplane improvement.
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Often he spins, and a fall with an airplane from a hundred feet is just as nasty as it can be.
The airplane service was the only part of the work wholly new to the men, and, naturally enough, it was the most attractive.
1907, from air (n.1) + plane (n.1); though the original references are British, the word caught on in American English, where it largely superseded earlier aeroplane (1873 in this sense and still common in British English). Aircraft "airplane" also is from 1907. Lord Byron, speculatively, used air-vessel (1822).
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