noun Chiefly British.
Origin of aeroplane
Related Words for aeroplanejet, aircraft, plane, cab, ship, airliner, crate, airbus, kite, ramjet, aeroplane, airship, airplane
Examples from the Web for aeroplane
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of aeroplane
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?
He's not in the aeroplane and I can't imagine where he may be!Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
US and Canadian airplane (ˈɛəˌpleɪn)
Word Origin 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).