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triphibian

[trahy-fib-ee-uh n]Military
adjective
  1. skilled in combat equally on land, sea, and in the air.
  2. (of an aircraft) equipped to take off from land, water, snow, or ice.
  3. triphibious.
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noun
  1. a person who is triphibian.
  2. a triphibian airplane.
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Origin of triphibian

First recorded in 1940–45; tri- + (am)phibian
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for triphibian

Historical Examples

  • Noise of air, he was flying, it must have been a triphibian they took him onto.

    The Sensitive Man

    Poul William Anderson

  • But he could not anticipate what would happen to him in his Triphibian Atomicar.