[ lahyt-pleyn ]

  1. a lightweight passenger airplane with relatively limited performance capability.

Origin of lightplane

First recorded in 1920–25; light2 + (air)plane

Words Nearby lightplane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use lightplane in a sentence

  • They had cut away from the lightplane and Joe headed for the area which Cogswell had ordered him particularly to keep scanned.

    Frigid Fracas | Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Joe kept it at an altitude of about six feet until the lightplane was air-borne.

    Frigid Fracas | Dallas McCord Reynolds