flying boat

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noun

a seaplane whose main body is a hull adapted for floating.
Compare floatplane.

Origin of flying boat

First recorded in 1900–05
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flying boat


noun

a seaplane in which the fuselage consists of a hull that provides buoyancy in the water
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