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Meaning of "spy plane" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPY PLANE

spy plane  [spaɪ pleɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPY PLANE

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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spy plane is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPY PLANE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spy plane

Surveillance aircraft

A surveillance aircraft is an aircraft used for surveillance—collecting information over time. They are operated by military forces and other government agencies in roles such as intelligence gathering, battlefield surveillance, airspace surveillance, observation, border patrol and fishery protection. This article concentrates on aircraft used in those roles, rather than for traffic monitoring, law enforcement and similar activities. Surveillance aircraft usually carry no armament, or only limited defensive armament. A surveillance aircraft does not necessarily require high-performance capability or stealth characteristics. It may be a modified civilian aircraft. Surveillance aircraft have also included moored balloons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Definition of spy plane in the English dictionary

The definition of spy plane in the dictionary is an aircraft used to carry out surveillance of an enemy country or military formations from a high altitude.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPY PLANE


aeroplane
ˈɛərəˌpleɪn
airplane
ˈɛəˌpleɪn
aquaplane
ˈækwəˌpleɪn
biplane
ˈbaɪˌpleɪn
Champlain
ʃæmˈpleɪn
complain
kəmˈpleɪn
explain
ɪkˈspleɪn
gyroplane
ˈdʒaɪrəˌpleɪn
hydroplane
ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpleɪn
hyperplane
ˈhaɪpəˌpleɪn
lain
leɪn
Laine
leɪn
lane
leɪn
monoplane
ˈmɒnəʊˌpleɪn
plain
pleɪn
plane
pleɪn
sailplane
ˈseɪlˌpleɪn
seaplane
ˈsiːˌpleɪn
triplane
ˈtraɪˌpleɪn
warplane
ˈwɔːˌpleɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPY PLANE

sputter
sputterer
sputteringly
sputtery
sputum
spy
spy camera
spy out
spy ring
spy satellite
spy ship
Spy Wednesday
spy-in-the-sky
spycatcher
spyglass
spyhole
spying
spying charge
spymaster
spyware

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPY PLANE

astral plane
block plane
cargo plane
charter plane
deplane
fault plane
fighter plane
float plane
focal plane
freight plane
galactic plane
inclined plane
jack plane
jet plane
London plane
memory lane
model plane
multiplane
rocket plane
space plane
tailplane

Synonyms and antonyms of spy plane in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «spy plane» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPY PLANE

Find out the translation of spy plane to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spy plane from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spy plane» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

间谍飞机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

avión espía
570 millions of speakers

English

spy plane
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जासूसी विमान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طائرة تجسس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самолет-шпион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

avião espião
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুপ্তচর প্লেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avion espion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pesawat mata-mata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spionageflugzeug
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

偵察機
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정찰기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spy plane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

máy bay do thám
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உளவு விமானம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुप्तचर विमान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Casus uçak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aereo spia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samolot szpiegowski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

літак - шпигун
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

avionul spion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατασκοπευτικό αεροσκάφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

spioen vliegtuig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

spionplan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spionfly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spy plane

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPY PLANE»

The term «spy plane» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.777 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPY PLANE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spy plane

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPY PLANE»

Discover the use of spy plane in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spy plane and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Science
BY BILLSWEETMAN Does the U.S. Air Force — or perhaps one of America's intelligence agencies — have a new secret spy plane in action? A growing body of evidence suggests that the answer is yes. A startling disclosure came recently  ...
2
Born to Fly: The Untold Story of the Downed American Spy Plane
This is the inspirational story of a boy with a dream, and of the extraordinary discipline and courage that made him a hero. From the Hardcover edition.
Shane Osborn, Malcolm McConnell, 2001
3
How to Draw Crazy Fighter Planes
The SR–71 Blackbird was a sleek and stealthy spy plane builtin the 1960s. Itwasoneof the fastest and highest-flying airplanesevermade.Itcouldflyup to 85,000 feet high at more than 2,200 miles per hour! SR–71 Blackbird After drawing this ...
Aaron Sautter, 2008
4
Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations
Most of Turner's policies were considered disastrous by intelligence professionals and were reversed by William Casey, especially regarding HUMINT, after 1981. U-2 Spy Flights. Utility 2 was the code name for the secret American spy plane.
R. C. S. Trahair, 2013
5
Popular Science
Their aircraft is a new secret spy plane built by Lockheed Corp. The plane is nearly unstoppable: It flies too fast, too high, and too stealthily. At mission's end, another C-5B transport greets the plane over mid- ocean with open doors. Like the ...
6
Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World ...
In any event, the Russians were able to present to the world a partially intact spy plane along with a fully intact spy pilot, complete with all manner of incriminating papers on him, and an unused suicide needle. The presence of identification ...
William Blum, 2003
7
The General's Daughter, Blondie's Boys
She had hoped the spy plane would give up the pursuit and just leave. Her hopes were soon crushed by the bullets ripping through the tree tops. Bringing the plane up, she spotted the spy plane still diving towards her. Fearing she would ...
Rachel Cody, 2012
8
Popular Science
Jay Austin, Killeen, Texas Spy plane revealed? As a high-school science teacher , I enjoy reading POPULAR SCIENCE and use it in my classes. However I spotted a mistake in the November article "Revealed! Mach 5 Spy Plane." In it you ...
9
Racial Politics in an Era of Transnational Citizenship: The ...
ing conflict" was eerily played out with the collision of an American spy plane in April of 2001 with a Chinese fighter jet. Apparently, the faster moving Chinese fighter jet had flown very close to the American spy plane in a game of intimidation.
Michael Chang, 2004
10
He Died for Peace: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
There is no hard proof Lee gave the Soviets real codes to the U—2 spy plane. But the fact Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane went down not long after his defection to Russia can't be just an accident. Francis Gary Powers was an American ...
L. D. Shono, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPY PLANE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spy plane is used in the context of the following news items.
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US' most advanced spy plane flies with PH pilots near South China …
THE United States flew its most advanced surveillance plane near the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) days before Japan and US have started its ... «Inquirer.net, Jun 15»
2
FBI Says Its Spy Planes Used in Investigations Are Not Conducting …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on ... «TheBlaze.com, Jun 15»
3
Close Encounter Between Russian Fighter Jet and US Spy Plane
A close encounter occurred between a Russian fighter jet and a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft late last month in international airspace over the Black Sea, ... «ABC News, Jun 15»
4
X-37B Spy Plane Set To Launch For Mystery Mission On May 20 …
The X-37B spy plane is ready to take off on a new mission, starting May 20. The nature of the highly secretive flight remains a mystery. The U.S. Air Force ... «Tech Times, May 15»
5
Russian spy plane nearly collided with passenger jet, claims Sweden
MOSCOW—Russia's Defence Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year, a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a ... «Toronto Star, Dec 14»
6
Nato jets 'intercept Russian spy plane' over Baltic
A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by Nato jets over the Baltic Sea, the ... after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a ... «BBC News, Oct 14»
7
US 'spy plane' lands after 22-month mission
The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified ... of the X-37B are almost certainly due to the presence of spy hardware being tested. «Aljazeera.com, Oct 14»
8
The Air Force's Mysterious Spy Plane Is Landing After 2 Years in …
For nearly two years, the Air Force's X-37B autonomous space plane has been circling around the Earth doing who knows what. Now it's finally coming back to ... «Gizmodo, Oct 14»
9
The US Should Stop Sending Surveillance Aircraft to China's Doorstep
The recent quarrel between China and the U.S. over the narrowly avoided midair incident between a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet has again put ... «The Diplomat, Aug 14»
10
China says intercept of US spy plane was professional, urges end to …
BEIJING – China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet's intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese ... «Fox News, Aug 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spy plane [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spy-plane>. Jul 2019 ».
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