- an airplane provided with floats for taking off from or landing on water.
Origin of seaplane
Examples from the Web for seaplane
Contemporary Examples of seaplane
VESSELS MOORED IN HARBOR: NINE BATTLESHIPS; THREE CLASS-B CRUISERS; THREE SEAPLANE TENDERS; SEVENTEEN DESTROYERS.The Forgotten Crimes of Japan's Pearl Harbor Spy, Tadashi Morimura
December 6, 2011
Historical Examples of seaplane
Judging by time, it was probably the seaplane which visited Sheerness.
Through the port came the muttering of a seaplane's engines.
In fact, I had no conception of the altitude of the seaplane then.
At the same time, the seaplane just then did not seem to be making any headway.
I was up about 2,500 feet, and dropped bombs on the seaplane base.
- any aircraft that lands on and takes off from waterAlso called (esp US): hydroplane