Bi plane

biplane

[bahy-pleyn]
noun
an airplane with two sets of wings, one above and usually slightly forward of the other.

Origin:
1870–75; bi-1 + (air)plane

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To bi plane
Collins
World English Dictionary
biplane (ˈbaɪˌpleɪn)
 
n
Compare monoplane a type of aeroplane having two sets of wings, one above the other

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

biplane
1874, as a theoretical notion; first attested 1908 in reference to the real thing; from bi- + plane. So called from the two "planes" of the double wings.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature