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hydroairplane

[ hahy-droh-air-pleyn ]

noun

  1. a hydroplane.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydroairplane1

First recorded in 1905–10; hydro- 1 + airplane

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Example Sentences

Having detected a submerged enemy craft the hydroairplane flies over it, dropping a bomb.

Presently the hydroairplane again caught sight of the prey it was stalking.

It was one oclock in the afternoon when the leading hydroairplane signalled a report that the sea ahead was strewn with wreckage.

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