a lightweight passenger airplane with relatively limited performance capability.

Origin of lightplane

First recorded in 1920–25; light2 + (air)plane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lightplane

Historical Examples of lightplane

  • Joe kept it at an altitude of about six feet until the lightplane was air-borne.

    Frigid Fracas

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • 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