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biplane,

aircraft, typically of early design, having two sets of wings fixed at different levels, especially in a vertical stack with the fuselage included between them. See airplaneairplane,
 aeroplane,
or aircraft,
heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air.
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biplane

[′bī‚plān]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft with two wings fixed at different levels, especially one above and one below the fuselage.

biplane

biplane
An airplane or a glider having two sets of wings, with one set on top of the other.

biplane

a type of aeroplane having two sets of wings, one above the other
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His biplane graffiti work, on the side of Norwich House, had the words "BANKSY 4 ROBBO" spray painted alongside it.
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About 125 million years before the two airmen lifted off at Kitty Hawk in their biplane, a 1-meter-long dinosaur was swooping from tree to tree with the same arrangement of wings, a new study suggests.
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I still want to fly in the open cockpit of a biplane.