flying boat

noun

Definition of flying boat

: a seaplane with a hull designed for floating

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In 1935, Noonan was named the Navigation Officer for Pan American’s clipper service, largely working on the Martin M-130 flying boat China Clipper. Fox News, "Who was Fred Noonan, Amelia Earhart's navigator?," 24 Aug. 2019 The previous wingspan leader was Howard Hughes’ World War II-era eight-engine H-4 Hercules flying boat — nicknamed the Spruce Goose. John Antczak, The Seattle Times, "Giant Stratolaunch aircraft lifts off from California," 13 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of flying boat

1913, in the meaning defined above

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