seaplane

[see-pleyn]
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noun

an airplane provided with floats for taking off from or landing on water.

Nearby words

  1. sean,
  2. seanad éireann,
  3. seance,
  4. seaperch,
  5. seapiece,
  6. seaport,
  7. seaq,
  8. seaquake,
  9. sear,
  10. search

Origin of seaplane

First recorded in 1910–15; sea + plane1

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British Dictionary definitions for seaplane

seaplane

noun

any aircraft that lands on and takes off from waterAlso called (esp US): hydroplane
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Word Origin and History for seaplane

seaplane

n.

1913, from sea + plane (n.2).

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