seaplane

[ see-pleyn ]
/ ˈsiˌpleɪn /
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noun

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

Origin of seaplane

First recorded in 1910–15; sea + plane1
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British Dictionary definitions for seaplane

seaplane

/ (ˈsiːˌpleɪn) /

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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