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English definition of “plane”

plane

noun [C]     /pleɪn/
FLYING A1 a vehicle that flies and has an engine and wings: What time does her plane get in (= arrive)? He likes to watch the planes taking off and landing. a plane crashFixed-wing aircraft and helicopters
TOOL a tool that you use to make wood smoothToolsGardening tools
SURFACE in mathematics, a flat surfaceParts of geometrical shapes
(Definition of plane noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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