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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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monoplanemon‧o‧plane /ˈmɒnəʊpleɪn $ ˈmɑːnoʊ-/ noun [countable]  TTAa plane with only one wing on each sidebiplane
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monoplaneDuring 1909-1910, Charles Fletcher, Works manager, designed and built a monoplane and a biplane.Leon Levavasseur's Antoinette monoplane of 1910.The huge monoplane had to achieve a speed of fifty miles an hour to become airborne.He designed a small single-seat monoplane which could be used for little but fun flying and possibly racing.The monoplane wing comprised a lengthy parallel-chord centre section, with tapered outer panels incorporating Frise-type ailerons.Of all-metal construction, the Firefly F.I was a cantilever low-wing monoplane with an alclad-covered monocoque fuselage.
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