- an airplane designed for combat; warplane.
Origin of battleplane
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Since June 14th, I have a battleplane of my own: a biplane, with 150-horsepower motor.
The battleplane squadron is here because there is a lot to do at present on this front (the West).
At Lufbery's funeral it was announced that the battleplane which had caused his death had been brought down by French airmen.