seaplane

noun
sea·​plane | \ ˈsē-ˌplān How to pronounce seaplane (audio) \

Definition of seaplane

: an airplane designed to take off from and land on the water

Examples of seaplane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indy’s seaplane departure, the snowbound Nepalese saloon and the plummeting cliffs of Cairo were all handmade matte paintings. New York Times, 11 June 2021 From Anchorage, Rust’s Flying Service does bear-viewing tours by seaplane to Lake Clark or Katmai national parks. David Swanson, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 After four days, another 40-minute seaplane ride took me to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Katie Lockhart, Travel + Leisure, 29 May 2021 This year, ferry and seaplane passenger services will be available starting in mid-May. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2021 Guests arrive by seaplane, the lodge’s 12 seater vessel the Norwester for the 35 minute trip from Tofino or, with prior private arrangement, by helicopter. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 8 June 2021 From Anchorage, Rust’s Flying Service does bear-viewing tours by seaplane to Lake Clark or Katmai national parks. David Swanson, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 The Institute of Aeronautical Sciences building is west of the Convair seaplane ramp on Harbor drive. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 There’s more on page 2, including how the C-130 seaplane will work. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of seaplane

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seaplane was in 1913

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25 Jun 2021

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“Seaplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seaplane. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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seaplane

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seaplane

: an airplane that can take off from and land on water

seaplane

noun
sea·​plane | \ ˈsē-ˌplān How to pronounce seaplane (audio) \

Kids Definition of seaplane

: an airplane that can rise from and land on water

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