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[mon-uh-pleyn] /ˈmɒn əˌpleɪn/

an airplane with one main sustaining surface or one set of wings.
Nautical. a craft the bottom of which is in an unbroken fore-and-aft line.
an aeroplane with only one pair of wings Compare biplane

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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