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lightplane

[lahyt-pleyn]
noun
  1. a lightweight passenger airplane with relatively limited performance capability.
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Origin of lightplane

First recorded in 1920–25; light2 + (air)plane
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lightplane

Historical Examples

  • 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