Adjective "warplanes" definition and examples

(Warplanes may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɔːpleɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

An aeroplane designed and equipped to engage in air combat or to drop bombs.
  1. 'US warplanes bombed Kandahar airport yesterday as Pashtun tribesmen fought Arab fighters on the ground.'
  2. 'Two Palestinian policemen crouch as a bomb from an Israeli warplane hits a camp of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Force 17 security force, in Gaza City on Tuesday.'
  3. 'Stafford at one time was one of the museum's prime contractors for restoring historic warplanes.'
  4. 'A BBC correspondent said between 10 and 12 people were killed Sunday when a U.S. warplane bombed a convoy carrying U.S. Special Forces and Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.'
  5. 'In 1991, it was the scene of one of the worst atrocities of the first Persian Gulf War, when a British warplane dropped bombs on a crowded market, killing 150 civilians.'
  6. 'The site remained in Iraqi hands yesterday, a day after a US warplane dropped four bunker-buster bombs and blasted a smoking crater 60 feet deep at the restaurant.'
  7. 'In the worst of a series of friendly fire incidents, 18 American special forces and their Kurdish allies were killed when they were bombed by a US warplane.'
  8. 'RAF and United States warplanes bombed three sites in southern Iraq yesterday in the biggest display of allied air power for six months.'
  9. 'The US forces destroyed two houses from which they were taking fire, one being destroyed by a 500 pound bomb from a warplane they called in.'
  10. 'We need guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships for our defence.'

More definitions

1. an airplane designed for, or used in, warfare.

More examples(as adjective)

"zones can be warplanes."

"targets can be warplanes."

"flyings can be warplanes."

"patrollings can be warplanes."

"positions can be warplanes."

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Origin

(warplane)