- an airplane designed for, or used in, warfare.
Origin of warplane
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Examples from the Web for warplane
Later that night a warplane bombed Tel Rifat, destroying a house.Syria’s Dying Revolution
December 20, 2012
Yes, one of his own friends was already attacking the warplane.
And the captain of the German warplane, he who died in my arms on the aerodrome near Contalmaison--he was there too.
- any aircraft designed for and used in warfareAlso called (US): battle plane