triplane

[ trahy-pleyn ]
/ ˈtraɪˌpleɪn /

an airplane with three supporting wings, one above another: a design used mainly in the early history of the airplane.

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Origin of triplane

First recorded in 1905–10; tri- + plane1
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triplane
/ (ˈtraɪˌpleɪn) /

noun

an aeroplane having three wings arranged one above the other
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