volplane

[ vol-pleyn ]
/ ˈvɒlˌpleɪn /
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verb (used without object), vol·planed, vol·plan·ing.

to glide toward the earth in an airplane, with no motor power or with the power shut off.

noun

a glide in an airplane.

Nearby words

  1. volley,
  2. volleyball,
  3. vologda,
  4. volos,
  5. volost,
  6. vols.,
  7. volsci,
  8. volscian,
  9. volscians,
  10. volstead

Origin of volplane

1905–10; < French vol plané glided flight, equivalent to vol flight (noun derivative of voler < Latin volāre to fly) + plané, past participle of planer to glide (see plane1)

Related formsvol·plan·ist, noun

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