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n. *Aeroplane:

an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets.

Word "aeroplane", first recorded in 1866, is made up of the prefix aero-, "air, aviation," and the word plane, referring to the structure designed to keep an air vehicle aloft. Originally the plane in such contexts was imagined as flat, hence the choice of the word plane; in practice this surface must curve slightly in order to work.


Big Yellow Bird, Mascouche Private Airport. Québec, Canada.

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Taken on November 7, 2005