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[ wawr-pleyn ]
/ ˈwɔrˌpleɪn /


an airplane designed for, or used in, warfare.

Nearby words

warp-knitted, warpath, warper, warping board, warping frame, warplane, warpwise, warrant, warrant of fitness, warrant officer, warrant sale

Origin of warplane

First recorded in 1910–15; war1 + plane1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for warplane

  • Later that night a warplane bombed Tel Rifat, destroying a house.

    Syria’s Dying Revolution|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • And the captain of the German warplane, he who died in my arms on the aerodrome near Contalmaison--he was there too.

  • Yes, one of his own friends was already attacking the warplane.

British Dictionary definitions for warplane


/ (ˈwɔːˌpleɪn) /


any aircraft designed for and used in warfareAlso called (US): battle plane
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