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

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This Indonesian paradise comprises six islands, three blue lagoons, and 13 unspoiled white beaches in the heart of the remote Anambas Archipelago (reached only by seaplane). Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Beautiful Overwater Bungalows Around the World," 13 June 2019 Comparatively, many other properties in the Maldives require transfers via seaplane that make multiple stops. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 Despite four seaplanes unloading over 1 million liters of water onto the blaze, and the efforts of 600 firefighters, the fire has continued to grow, according to a statement Monday by the Canary Islands Department of Safety and Emergency. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, "Over 9,000 evacuated as wildfire rages in Spanish holiday hotspot, the Canary Islands, for second time this summer," 19 Aug. 2019 Buildings 1 and 2, behind which Navy seaplanes used to launch, date back to the establishment of the command. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From seaplanes to supersonic fighters: Over 100 years, North Island facility keeps them flying," 29 July 2019 As the technology of the early seaplanes and biplanes matured, military leaders recognized the need for specialized repair facilities. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From seaplanes to supersonic fighters: Over 100 years, North Island facility keeps them flying," 29 July 2019 Other passengers on the seaplanes go back and forth multiple times a week. Alana Semuels, Time, "Tech Companies Say it's Too Hard to Hire High-Skilled Immigrants in the U.S. — So They're Growing in Canada Instead," 25 July 2019 Rust’s is a family business founded in 1963 that is the oldest and largest seaplane operator on Lake Hood, according to the company website. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "1 killed, others injured after plane crashes at Tutka Bay near Homer," 20 July 2019 On June 15, the unidentified boy trespassed a small airport in Huzhou, a city in eastern China, taxiing and soon crashing a SeaRey seaplane worth $273,000 onto a guard rail, the Post reported. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "A boy stole two planes for a joyride. Pilots now want to teach him how to fly," 22 July 2019

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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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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