- biplanesN-COUNTA biplane is an old-fashioned type of aeroplane with two pairs of wings, one above the other.
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Biplane — Bi plane, a. (A[ e]ronautics) Having, or consisting of, two superposed planes, a[ e]rocurves, or the like; of or pertaining to a biplane; as, a biplane rudder. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Biplane — Bi plane, n. [Pref. bi + plane.] (A[ e]ronautics) An a[ e]roplane with two main supporting surfaces one above the other. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
biplane — (n.) airplane with two full wings, one above the other, 1874, as a theoretical notion; first attested 1908 in reference to the real thing; from BI (Cf. bi ) + PLANE (Cf. plane) (n.1). So called from the two planes of the double wings … Etymology dictionary
biplane — ► NOUN ▪ an early type of aircraft with two pairs of wings, one above the other … English terms dictionary
biplane — [bī′plān΄] n. an airplane with two sets of wings, one above the other … English World dictionary
Biplane — A biplane is a fixed wing aircraft with two main wings. The first powered heavier than air aircraft, the Wright brothers Wright Flyer, used a biplane design, as did most aircraft in the early years of aviation. While a biplane wing structure has… … Wikipedia
biplane — /buy playn /, n. an airplane with two sets of wings, one above and usually slightly forward of the other. [1870 75; BI 1 + (AIR)PLANE] * * * ▪ aircraft airplane with two wings, one above the other. In the 1890s this configuration was adopted for … Universalium
biplane — UK [ˈbaɪˌpleɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms biplane : singular biplane plural biplanes an old fashioned type of plane with two sets of wings … English dictionary
biplane — dvisparnis lėktuvas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lėktuvas su dvigubais sparnais, įtaisytais per tam tikrą atstumą vienas virš kito. atitikmenys: angl. biplane vok. Doppeldecker, m rus. биплан … Sporto terminų žodynas
biplane — noun Date: 1874 an aircraft with two main supporting surfaces usually placed one above the other … New Collegiate Dictionary