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monoplane

[mon-uh-pleyn] /ˈmɒn əˌpleɪn/
noun
1.
an airplane with one main sustaining surface or one set of wings.
2.
Nautical. a planing craft the bottom of which is in an unbroken fore-and-aft line.
Origin of monoplane
1905-1910
1905-10; mono- + plane1
Related forms
monoplanist, noun
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  • They measured monoplane, biplane, and triplane wing models.
  • It was a wire-braced low-wing monoplane constructed largely of steel tubing.
British Dictionary definitions for monoplane

monoplane

/ˈmɒnəʊˌpleɪn/
noun
1.
an aeroplane with only one pair of wings Compare biplane
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Word Origin and History for monoplane
n.

1907, a hybrid coined from mono- + second element of aeroplane. In old planes the wings formed a single surface running across the fuselage.

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