• synonyms


  1. an aircraft that has more than one pair of wingsCompare monoplane
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  • It was called a multiplane—that is, it had several planes, one above the other, and was driven by a powerful steam engine.

  • The kites are all of the multiplane type, and mostly of Hargrave's construction with two rectangular cells.

    Sounding the Ocean of Air

    A. Lawrence Rotch

  • In a triplane or multiplane, the distance between a surface and the one first above it.