intransitive verb-·planed·, -·plan·ing
Origin of volplaneFrench vol plané from vol, flight from voler, to fly ( from Classical Latin volare) + plané, past participle of planer, to glide: see plane
intransitive verbvol·planed, vol·plan·ing, vol·planes
- a. To glide toward the earth in an airplane with the engine cut off.b. To glide toward the earth with the engine cut off. Used of an airplane.
- To make one's way or go by gliding.
Origin of volplaneFrom French vol plané gliding flight vol flight ( from Old French) ( from voler to fly ; see volley . ) plané gliding past participle of planer to glide ; see plane 3.
- a steep, controlled dive, especially by an aircraft with the engine off
(third-person singular simple present volplanes, present participle volplaning, simple past and past participle volplaned)
- to make a volplane
French vol planÃ© "˜gliding flight'.