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Aeroplane is used in this database primarily to refer to the wings or airfoils sustaining an airplane, which latter Americanization is used to refer to the whole vessel.

First used in 1871 when Francis Herbert Wenham coined in term in reference to beetle wings.[1]


  1. Crouch, 2003, Wings, p. 19.
Enclosing categories airplane
Keywords wings, airfoil
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