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lightplane

[ lahyt-pleyn ]
/ ˈlaɪtˈpleɪn /
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noun

a lightweight passenger airplane with relatively limited performance capability.

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Origin of lightplane

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