floatplane

noun
float·​plane | \ ˈflōt-ˌplān How to pronounce floatplane (audio) \

Definition of floatplane

: a seaplane supported on the water by one or more floats

Examples of floatplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Midway through the 45-minute flight to Pegati, Wilson brought the de Havilland Beaver (the workhorse floatplane of Alaska) into a low bank turn over the Eek Valley. Chris Santella, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2021 Midway through the 45-minute flight to Pegati, Wilson brought the de Havilland Beaver (the workhorse floatplane of Alaska) into a low bank turn over the Eek Valley. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 Hop on a floatplane from the dock at tour over the Misty Fjords National Monument, surrounding lakes and glacial bays. Roger Sands, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Lanzendorfer was a commercial floatplane pilot for more than 40 years, largely in British Columbia, Alaska and Washington, according to a report in the Yakima Herald newspaper. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Aug. 2021 In 2015, nine people died after a floatplane slammed into a cliff, the Washington Post reported. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Last month, a Southeast Aviation floatplane crashed during takeoff near the Prince of Wales Island community of Coffman Cove. Zoë Sobel, ProPublica, 9 Aug. 2021 Six people are dead after a sightseeing floatplane crashed Thursday in Southeast Alaska. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2021 Six people died after a sightseeing floatplane carrying cruise ship passengers crashed in southeast Alaska on Thursday, authorities said. NBC News, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of floatplane

1922, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

23 Sep 2021

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“Floatplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floatplane. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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