- The definition of an airplane is a type of aircraft that is characterized by being heavier than air, driven by propellers and jets and having wings which keep it in the air.
A wartime fighter jet is an example of an airplane.
This military jet is an airplane.
airplane definition by Webster's New World
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a fixed-wing aircraft, heavier than air, that is kept aloft by the aerodynamic forces of air as it is driven forward by a screw propeller or by other means, as jet propulsion
Origin: altered, influenced, influence by air, from earlier aeroplane
airplane definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines or propellers.