triplane

[trahy-pleyn]
an airplane with three supporting wings, one above another: a design used mainly in the early history of the airplane.

Origin:
1905–10; tri- + plane1

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triplane (ˈtraɪˌpleɪn)
 
n
an aeroplane having three wings arranged one above the other

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Anyway, the old cars, and the biplane and triplane in an airplane sequence are fun.
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