/ (ˈmʌltɪˌpleɪn) /


an aircraft that has more than one pair of wingsCompare monoplane
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Examples from the Web for multiplane

  • This, in fact, was how depth could be enhanced in some cel-based animation, thanks to “multiplane” cameras.

    New York on Quaaludes|Blake Gopnik|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • It was called a multiplane—that is, it had several planes, one above the other, and was driven by a powerful steam engine.

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

  • 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