aeroplane

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English[edit]

An aeroplane (Airbus A330)

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From French aéroplane, from Ancient Greek ἀερόπλανος ‎(aeróplanos, wandering in air), from ἀήρ ‎(aḗr, air) + πλάνος ‎(plános, wandering).

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aeroplane ‎(plural aeroplanes)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK) A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  2. (aeronautics, archaic) An airfoil.

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  • This spelling was also formerly used in Canada and the US, but those regions now use airplane.

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