puddle jumper


Definition of puddle jumper

: a small airplane To get there, you catch a puddle jumper out of Denver to Durango …— Annie Leibovitz

Examples of puddle jumper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The runway was too short for long-haul private jets, and commercial service was spotty—mostly a puddle jumper operated by American Eagle a few times a week. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 26 Mar. 2022 The landing strip is now able to accommodate planes up to the size of a Boeing 737, meaning visitors no longer need to land in Barbados and transfer to a puddle jumper across to Canouan. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Feb. 2020 Into this landscape flies the brave orphan Atari, who has hijacked a puddle jumper in order to search for Spots. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of puddle jumper

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of puddle jumper was in 1924

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“Puddle jumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puddle%20jumper. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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