UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛərpleɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛrˌpleɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ârplān′)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
air•plane /ˈɛrˌpleɪn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Aeronauticsa heavier-than-air craft that has wings and is driven in flight by propellers or jet propulsion.
Also, esp. Brit., aeroplane.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
air•plane  (ârplān′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Aeronauticsa heavier-than-air aircraft kept aloft by the upward thrust exerted by the passing air on its fixed wings and driven by propellers, jet propulsion, etc.
  2. Aeronauticsany similar heavier-than-air aircraft, as a glider or helicopter.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] aeroplane. 
  • alteration of aeroplane, with air1 replacing aero- 1870–75, for an earlier sense

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
airplane /ˈɛəˌpleɪn/ n
  1. US Canadian a heavier-than-air powered flying vehicle with fixed wings
    Also called: aeroplane
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