or float plane


noun Aeronautics.

a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats.

Nearby words

  1. floating voter,
  2. floating-point,
  3. floating-point representation,
  4. floating-rate note,
  5. floatingly,
  6. floats,
  7. floatstone,
  8. floaty,
  9. flob,
  10. floc

Compare flying boat.

Origin of floatplane

First recorded in 1920–25; float + plane1

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