floatplane

noun
float·plane | \ˈflōt-ˌplān \

Definition of floatplane 

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

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So, while the restaurant is turning out rather predictable hotel food, the view of landing floatplanes is uniquely Alaska. Anchorage Daily News, "Out-of-town guests? Here’s where to take them to eat around Anchorage.," 31 May 2018 The lightly populated, heavily forested archipelago is a favorite weekend destination for mainlanders from Seattle and Vancouver, most of whom come by ferry and floatplane for a slower way of life. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "An Unmissable Outdoor Adventure in Canada’s Gulf Islands," 21 June 2018 Your chance to see plenty of bears is out on Admiralty Island, a short floatplane flight (or longer kayak trip) away. Jenna Schnuer, Anchorage Daily News, "Visiting Juneau is a capital idea," 3 May 2018 The facility had been used as a steamship depot, a floatplane base and a cannery. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Up to 3,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled in ‘critical habitat’ north of Kodiak," 28 Feb. 2018 Three tie votes in the remote Southeast town of Pelican could be decided by high-card draws — pulled from new decks flown in by floatplane. Nathaniel Herz, Alaska Dispatch News, "Alaska politics roundup: High-card draws could decide Southeast elections, while Walker makes moves," 13 Oct. 2017 The project also involves doubling the number of floatplane slips Zelener owns on Lake Hood from nine to 18. Annie Zak, Alaska Dispatch News, "Lake Hood, Anchorage hot spot for floatplanes, will get three new hangars," 20 Sep. 2017 Tikchik sits at the eastern end of the 1.6 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park, a roughly 30-minute floatplane ride from the fishing town of Dillingham; there are no roads in these parts. Chris Santella, chicagotribune.com, "On the sport-fishing bucket list: Alaska's Bristol Bay," 5 Sep. 2017 Tikchik sits at the eastern end of the 1.6 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park, a roughly 30-minute floatplane ride from the fishing town of Dillingham Chris Santella, chicagotribune.com, "On the sport-fishing bucket list: Alaska's Bristol Bay," 5 Sep. 2017

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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