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battleplane

[bat-l-pleyn]
noun
  1. an airplane designed for combat; warplane.
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Origin of battleplane

First recorded in 1910–15; battle1 + plane1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for battleplane

Historical Examples

  • Since June 14th, I have a battleplane of my own: a biplane, with 150-horsepower motor.

    An Aviator's Field Book

    Oswald Blcke

  • 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.