Airplane meaning

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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.
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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.

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Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines or propellers.
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Origin of airplane