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triphibian

[trahy-fib-ee-uh n] /traɪˈfɪb i ən/ Military
adjective
1.
skilled in combat equally on land, sea, and in the air.
2.
(of an aircraft) equipped to take off from land, water, snow, or ice.
noun
4.
a person who is triphibian.
5.
a triphibian airplane.
Origin of triphibian
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; tri- + (am)phibian
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