seaplane

[see-pleyn]

Origin of seaplane

First recorded in 1910–15; sea + plane1
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seaplane

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

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

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