Definition of seaplane
: an airplane designed to take off from and land on the water
Recent Examples of seaplane from the Web
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — A seaplane was waddling toward the runway.
As Warren King George, historian for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Preservation Program, looks out over his ancestral homeland at Lake Union, a seaplane zooms from the thicket of buildings that supplanted forests of cedar and fir.
There are Instagram influencers, whose offices are beaches and tiny seaplanes in the Maldives.
It has been suggested to maintain an aerial patrol along the routes followed by shipping, seaplanes and dirigibles taking their supplies of bombs and fuel from mother ships of the class officially known as ‘
Free military vehicle rides, live music, food and beer/wine booth, lighted boat parade, (Friday), art and craft booths, River City Classics car show, seaplane rides, air show and fireworks at dark Saturday.
Plus, the original, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa with its seawater pool, in-the-sand daybeds adorned in yellow and cream, and rosé on Scarpetta Beach, are just a 90-minute boat ride or 15-minute seaplane away.
As the seat of a county that boasts 1,400 lakes, Tavares has a vested interest in protecting Lake Dora, where the city has a seaplane base and has spent millions on waterfront improvements.
The agency responded with a rescue boat, and a helicopter and diverted a seaplane from the agency's aviation training center in Mobile, Ala.
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First Known Use of seaplane
SEAPLANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seaplane for English Language Learners
: an airplane that can take off from and land on water
SEAPLANE Defined for Kids
Definition of seaplane for Students
: an airplane that can rise from and land on water
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