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floatplane

or float plane

[ floht-pleyn ]
/ ˈfloʊtˌpleɪn /

noun Aeronautics.

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

Nearby words

floating voter, floating-point, floating-point representation, floating-rate note, floatingly, floatplane, floats, floatstone, floaty, flob, floc
Compare flying boat.

Origin of floatplane

First recorded in 1920–25; float + plane1
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