puddle jumper

noun

Definition of puddle jumper

informal
: 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 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, "The Alpha Mutts of Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of puddle jumper

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Puddle jumper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puddle%20jumper. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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