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flying boat

a seaplane whose main body is a hull adapted for floating.
Compare floatplane.
Origin of flying boat
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One tiny break in the flying boat and he might be hurled to earth or down the Abyss, to death!

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • For such transport the seaplane and the flying boat will have their chance.

  • Accordingly the advance was renewed, nor did they take any less precaution because of the departure of the flying boat.

    Eagles of the Sky Ambrose Newcomb
  • He had only to ease just a little out of his dive to catch the top of the flying boat in his sights.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • He was very modern with his flying boat stock and his improved munitions for the Allies.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • And I'm afraid, sir, the answer is that confounded Kawanishi flying boat that we shot down the other evening.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • After that I shall either have the flying boat or we shall go quickly to our safe home at Settlement Cliffs.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • They swarmed on the river banks, and etes on his white charger pursued the flying boat.

  • An ensign was handling the shifting of supplies from the flying boat to a truck.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • It was subsequently bought by the Admiralty, and Mr. Sopwith began to build another aeroplane of higher power, and a flying boat.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
British Dictionary definitions for flying boat

flying boat

a seaplane in which the fuselage consists of a hull that provides buoyancy in the water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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