- a seaplane whose main body is a hull adapted for floating.
Origin of flying boat
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for flying boat
More, it is the wreck of the flying-boat, and that rascal Durango has eluded us again.
We will then forge ahead and investigate Durango's flying-boat.
Then there is the flying-boat, developed under naval auspices.Our Navy in the War
The flying-boat vanished from the surface of the sea as if she had been a smudge wiped off a slate with a sponge.The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner
I have come back to you with great peril in my flying-boat to tell you of the upper world and all its goodness.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
- a seaplane in which the fuselage consists of a hull that provides buoyancy in the water
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