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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

biplane

biplane
An airplane or a glider having two sets of wings, with one set on top of the other.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

biplane

a type of aeroplane having two sets of wings, one above the other
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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