Meaning of “aeroplane” in the English Dictionary

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"aeroplane" in British English

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aeroplanenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeə.rə.pleɪn/ us /ˈer.ə.pleɪn/ UK US airplane

A2 a vehicle designed for air travel that has wings and one or more engines:

She has her own private aeroplane.

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  • I've nearly finished making my model aeroplane - I just have to glue the wings on.
  • The aeroplane had to make a forced landing because one of the engines cut out.
  • To be honest, the thought of jumping out of a moving aeroplane makes my hair stand on end.
  • Anything to do with aeroplanes and flying fascinates him.
  • Model aeroplanes come in pieces which you have to put together.

(Definition of “aeroplane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aeroplane" in American English

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aeroplanenoun [ C ]

us /ˈeər·əˌpleɪn/ Br

(Definition of “aeroplane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"aeroplane" in Business English

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aeroplanenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeərəpleɪn/ us UK

a plane

(Definition of “aeroplane” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)