biplane biplane  /ˈbaɪ ˌpleɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other

Usage(s):

  1. In his Wright-powered Stearman biplane, The Flying Carpet, piloted by one Moye Stephens, Halliburton rode leisurely from London to Manila.
  2. Working from the time school was out until bedtime, Martin's son, Glenn Luther, methodically turned out biplane box kites at the rate of three a day, sold them for 25 apiece.
  3. In 1918 she married Humphrey Verdon Roe, who with his brother Sir Alliott Verdon Roe developed the Avro biplane.

News

  • Senior citizen's wish comes true, flies in biplane

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – For 20 years a Louisville woman has dreamed of flying in an open cockpit biplane. Her dream became a reality on Saturday thanks to an organization dedicated to fulfilling life-long wishes of senior citizens. Click the video to learn about Vivian McDonald’s reaction when her wish finally came true.  
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

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Quotes

  1. "It is intriguing to contemplate that perhaps avian flight, like aircraft evolution, went through a biplane stage before the monoplane was introduced," said Sankar Chatterjee of Texas Tech University. "It seems likely that Microraptor...
    on Oct 14, 2005 By: Sankar Chatterjee Source: MSNBC

  2. "Some of the people on McCain's [presidential campaign] staff have been calling me to see if Mike is running because they are ready to leave the McCain campaign, which is a biplane on fire and spiraling down," the Bloomberg adviser said.
    on May 15, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Ontario Now

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