[ UK /bˈa‍ɪple‍ɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈbaɪˌpɫeɪn/ ]
  1. old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other
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How To Use biplane In A Sentence

  • In rapid sequence, the heavily-loaded single-engine aircraft, seven monoplanes and one biplane, were sent on their way.
  • The filmmakers have rounded up a fine-looking collection of biplanes and triplanes, which contributes to the authentic feel of the film.
  • Herring wanted to attempt a flight in a motordriven biplane in order to gain the prestige and honor success would bring.
  • I remember a faded photo of my Grandma Nell as a young woman, taking to the air in an open-cockpit biplane.
  • At a time when American airliners were all-metal monoplanes, the Navy stuck with biplanes with fabric-covered wings.
  • Today, FABA has over 70 airworthy biplanes of all types.
  • The clumsy wire-braced cloth and wood biplanes that had characterized the early days of aviation quickly fell by the side of the runway as manufacturers began to build aircraft which could cash in on the sudden mania for high speed.
  • 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. Crayon and Character: Truth Made Clear Through Eye and Ear Or, Ten-Minute Talks with Colored Chalks
  • In 1914, 4 squadrons went to France with 63 aeroplanes, most of them BE2 biplanes (Blériot Experimental), made at the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough.
  • Mounted atop the upswept rear of the hull was a large biplane tail unit with triple fins and rudders.
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