biplane

[ bahy-pleyn ]
/ ˈbaɪˌpleɪn /

noun

an airplane with two sets of wings, one above and usually slightly forward of the other.

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Origin of biplane

First recorded in 1870–75; bi-1 + (air)plane
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British Dictionary definitions for biplane

biplane
/ (ˈbaɪˌpleɪn) /

noun

a type of aeroplane having two sets of wings, one above the otherCompare monoplane
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