airplane vs aeroplane

airplane aeroplane

Definitions

  • 1) US A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  • 2) Any of various winged vehicles capable of flight, generally heavier than air and driven by jet engines or propellers.
  • 3) a heavier-than-air aircraft. Same as aeroplane{2}.
  • 4) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

Definitions

  • 1) Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  • 2) hence, a heavier-than-air flying machine using such a device to provide lift. In a modern aeroplane, the airfoils are called the wings, and most of the lift is derived from these surfaces. In contrast to helicopters, the wings are fixed to the passenger compartment (airframe) and do not move relative to the frame; thus such a machine is called a fixed-wing aircraft. These machines are called monoplanes, biplanes, triplanes, or quadruplanes, according to the number of main supporting planes (wings) used in their construction. After 1940 few planes with more than one airfoil were constructed, and these are used by hobbyists or for special purposes. Being heavier than air they depend for their levitation on motion imparted by the thrust from either propellers driven by an engine, or, in a jet plane, by the reaction from a high-velocity stream of gases expelled rearward from a jet engine. They start from the ground by a run on small wheels or runners, and are guided by a steering apparatus consisting of horizontal and vertical movable planes, which usually form part of the wings or tail. There are many varieties of form and construction, which in some cases are known by the names of their inventors. In U.S., an aeroplane is usually called an airplane or plane.
  • 3) (Aëronautics) A light rigid plane used in aërial navigation to oppose sudden upward or downward movement in the air, as in gliding machines; specif., such a plane slightly inclined and driven forward as a lifting device in some flying machines. Also called airfoil.
  • 4) A plane or curved (see aërocurve) surface, used to sustain a flying-machine or a gliding-machine in the air, or in aërodynamical experiments.
  • 5) A plane placed in the air for aërostatical experiments.
  • 6) A flying-machine invented by Victor Tatin and successfully tried at the French experiment-station of Chalais-Meudon in 1879.
  • 7) A flying-machine driven by an engine and supported by the pressure of the air upon the under side of plane or curved surfaces known as ‘aëroplanes’ or ‘aërocurves.’ (See def. 1.)

Examples

  • 1) Who first understood what was required to make an airplane fly?
  • 2) Sky is blue and airplane flying above us, low and clear.
  • 3) For an airplane to fly east, it must push air west.
  • 4) Dozens of theories were put forward at the time, including a crashed airplane or meteorite shower.
  • 5) A management consultant compared leadership in calm and leadership in crisis with flying an airplane.
  • 6) If an airplane crashed here a few hours ago, then it would have had to cut a swathe through it!
  • 7) The mishap with the airplane is a vehicle to explore how the media reacted and reported on it.
  • 8) Lithium-ion battery fires can reach 1,100 degrees, close to the melting point of aluminum, a key material in airplane construction.
  • 9) A jump in airplane orders pushed demand for durable goods higher last month, but orders for many other items slipped, offering further evidence that U.S. manufacturing is slowing.
  • 10) Over the past four decades, more than 320 fatigue-related incidents have taken nearly 750 lives in airplane crashes alone, according to an analysis by News21, a national university student reporting project, and the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization.
  • 11) ‘The relevant categories for our operations are the weight shift and fixed wing or airplane categories.’
  • 12) ‘In this airplane the added weight that the structure required is not worth the trade off.’
  • 13) ‘As the wind goes over this house it's kind of almost like what happens on a wing of an airplane isn't it?’
  • 14) ‘So, right now they're probably going to bring some kind of a vehicle to the airplane.’
  • 15) ‘I guess it depends on whether the airport was damaged or not, whether some fixed win airplanes can get in.’
  • 16) ‘The companies that work on airplanes or the power grid don't really understand them as wholes any more.’
  • 17) ‘An editorial on Monday about the new jumbo Airbus misstated the weight of the airplane.’
  • 18) ‘Flying what kind of airplane, for whom and for what amount of income remains to be seen.’
  • 19) ‘For most, the cost of flying lessons and airplanes meant that wasn't a very practical option.’
  • 20) ‘Cars are now nearly as sensitive to weight distribution as airplanes are.’
  • 21) ‘Lots of flying in noisy airplanes for air to air photography but not much joy of flying.’
  • 22) ‘Seconds later, an airplane darted by, flying straight into the cerulean blue horizon.’
  • 23) ‘I mean you just don't turn a key on like you do an automobile or ordinary airplane.’
  • 24) ‘Now we are going by airplane, it is very risky, but we are taking the dangers anyway.’
  • 25) ‘With the exception of a few cruise ships, people can only access the islands by airplane.’
  • 26) ‘It is capable of handling crosswinds and it's a relatively easy airplane to fly from a pilot's point of view.’
  • 27) ‘I managed to hitch a ride on Josh's airplane just in the nick of time.’
  • 28) ‘Did anyone else have bad dreams and nightmares about airplane crashes?’
  • 29) ‘Non-skydivers can't believe anyone would jump out of a perfectly good airplane.’
  • 30) ‘With one last kiss, Nick got onto that airplane, leaving Lily waving behind him.’

Examples

  • 1) The other pilot will be carrying out the emergency checks and flying the aeroplane as it descends.
  • 2) His main interest was building and flying model aeroplanes.
  • 3) The first is something billed as a virtually indestructible model aeroplane.
  • 4) My only other pastime was making model aeroplanes and cars.
  • 5) In his spare time he made model aeroplanes.
  • 6) Three model aeroplanes above the fireplace are a twist on the decorative cliché of ducks above the hearth.
  • 7) He did not see the aeroplane, which was probably hidden in the clouds.
  • 8) They may have the best seats on the aeroplane, but they have no parachutes.
  • 9) I am going to buy an aeroplane to fly between two meetings each day.
  • 10) I have since lost interest in model aeroplanes and now leave them to the experts.
  • 11) I have to get on an aeroplane to see one.
  • 12) Clearly concerned about global warming, this pioneering firm has taken to flying its aeroplanes without very much fuel on board.
  • 13) It could " see' one aeroplane and tell its altitude and so bring the night fighters into contact with it.
  • 14) There are those who complain they can't fit on aeroplane seats but live on fried food and barrels of cola.
  • 15) Who is flying this aeroplane?
  • 16) He dyed his hair grey and forged an ID card using transfers from a model aeroplane kit.
  • 17) I don't like the noise made by the model aeroplanes that fly over my house at weekends.
  • 18) In my first year at high school I had a model aeroplane that was the envy of the other students.
  • 19) While the hall was filling up, they played sounds of aeroplanes, cars and so on.
  • 20) I can't see the aeroplanes.
  • 21) He doesn't listen to operas, nor does he have an oddball hobby such as making model aeroplanes.
  • 22) This is a series that tries to hype up the dangers facing young British pilots who fly small aeroplanes in Indonesia.
  • 23) Now I'm going to teach him to how to fly a real aeroplane.
  • 24) We also bank the aeroplane and see how the it behaves if the pilot isn't touching the controls, and then we take over again.
  • 25) In this work the aeroplane is the handmaiden of industry.
  • 26) But, at last, he has made for himself a machine which he calls the aeroplane and the tedious problem has been solved quite satisfactorily, so that we now hear a great deal about monoplanes and biplanes, all of which are classed under the general heading of aeroplanes.
  • 27) DeviousMrBlonde lovely stuff. the planet of the apes one with the paper aeroplane is fantastic. blog comments powered by Disqus
  • 28) Pissing on the floor or seats of a subway, bus, or aeroplane is considered 'wrong'.
  • 29) As it is, the aeroplane is primarily a thing for dropping bombs and the radio primarily a thing for whipping up nationalism.
  • 30) When asked if the aeroplane is one of ours the invariable reply is "Ndia, hii udege yeta Alhamdullilah."
  • 31) Perhaps their biggest work has been done in aeroplane construction, tractor building and certain of the heavier engineering and basic industries.
  • 32) I think that the aeroplane is not only useful to make contacts quickly; it is also useful in another way which occurred to me at lunchtime-and that is in getting away from people.
  • 33) Assuming always that the aeroplane is flying at a reasonable height, it should be able to make a safe landing without exposing its passengers to injury.
  • 34) A commercial aeroplane is one which will pay, or can be supported economically or from a business point of view, in the air, that is, one that has a high enough pay load.
  • 35) ‘They then went on to ransack a hangar belonging to the property, which houses an aeroplane, helicopter and car.’
  • 36) ‘I am, of course, fully aware of the very significant differences between aeroplanes and helicopters.’
  • 37) ‘Some sprays were even applied from the air, using aeroplanes or helicopters.’
  • 38) ‘By then the real embodiment of air power - the aeroplane - was not quite five years old.’
  • 39) ‘The fighter aeroplane, of course, was essentially a short-range defensive weapon.’
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