monoplane


monoplane

noun

  1. an airplane with one main sustaining surface or one set of wings.
  2. Nautical. a planing craft the bottom of which is in an unbroken fore-and-aft line.

noun

  1. an aeroplane with only one pair of wingsCompare biplane

n.1907, a hybrid coined from mono- + second element of aeroplane. In old planes the wings formed a single surface running across the fuselage.

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