monoplane monoplane  /ˈmɑ nə ˌpleɪn/


  • (n) an airplane with a single wing


  1. Swallowed in the clouds he missed the monoplane which he had flown to meet.
  2. Keystone Patrician18-passenger cabin monoplane fitted with 3 radial motors, one in nose and others on each side on bracing struts of the high fixed wing.


  • June 18, 1928: Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic

    On June 18, 1944, the monoplane Friendship landed in a small port nearly 200 miles from its destination. It was carrying Amelia Earhart, the first woman ever to cross the Atlantic by air.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

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  • "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

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