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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
airplane (noun)
a powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings from which it derives most of its lift
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
airplane (noun)
a vehicle for traveling through the air that has fixed wings for lift
aeroplane, plane
airbus, airliner, air taxi, liner; aerodyne, aircraft, air-cushion vehicle, airframe, airship, ship, tractor; freighter, tanker; jet, jetliner, superjet, supersonic, supersonic transport, trijet, turbojet, turboprop; aerospace plane, rocket plane; bomber, fighter, jump jet, torpedo bomber, torpedo plane, warplane; amphibian, seaplane; biplane, lightplane, tilt-rotor, towplane, trimotor, triplane; glider, sailplane