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 It is not known which of the two was piloting the aircraft — a Cessna A185 amphibian floatplane — because no flight plan had been filed with airport officials. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "No cause determined in fatal Conroe plane crash; couple killed were Canadian," 2 Oct. 2019 The others who were on the floatplane appear to have non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. Rachel D'oro, USA TODAY, "Maryland man dead, 4 injured after Alaska floatplane's takeoff was aborted, officials say," 21 July 2019 The waitlist for floatplanes is about a decade long, and there’s at times a one-to-two-year waitlist for spots for planes on wheels, Wassel said. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage’s city-owned airport looks to raise rates despite discontent," 8 May 2019 The others who were on the floatplane appear to have non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. Rachel D'oro, USA TODAY, "Maryland man dead, 4 injured after Alaska floatplane's takeoff was aborted, officials say," 21 July 2019 The others who were on the floatplane appear to have non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. Rachel D'oro, USA TODAY, "Maryland man dead, 4 injured after Alaska floatplane's takeoff was aborted, officials say," 21 July 2019 The others who were on the floatplane appear to have non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said. Rachel D'oro, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland man is killed, one of his three children is critically injured after Alaska floatplane is aborted on takeoff," 20 July 2019 The plant often hitches rides on boat propellers, in bilge water and on floatplane floats. Author: Elizabeth Earl, Anchorage Daily News, "Invasive elodea prompts closure of Susitna Valley lakes," 20 June 2019 Tordrillo Mountain Lodge Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a former hunting and fishing lodge on Judd Lake, an area only accessible via a 40-minute floatplane flight from Anchorage, is also banking on filling their rooms with adventurers. Ashley Mateo, Town & Country, "Explore the Last Frontier of Luxury Travel In the U.S.: Alaska," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of floatplane

1922, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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“Floatplane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floatplane?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=floatp01. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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