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aeroplane

[ air-uh-pleyn ]
/ ˈɛər əˌpleɪn /
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noun Chiefly British.

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Origin of aeroplane

1870–75; <French aéroplane, equivalent to aéro-aero- + -plane, apparently feminine of plan flat, level (<Latin plānus;cf. plain1), perhaps by association with forme plane; apparently coined and first used by French sculptor and inventor Joseph Pline in 1855
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British Dictionary definitions for aeroplane

aeroplane

US and Canadian airplane (ˈɛəˌpleɪn)

/ (ˈɛərəˌpleɪn) /

noun

a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings

Word Origin for aeroplane

C19: from French aéroplane, from aero- + Greek -planos wandering, related to planet
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