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noun sea·plane \ ˈsē-ˌplān \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of seaplane

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

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First Known Use of seaplane

1913


SEAPLANE Defined for English Language Learners

seaplane

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Definition of seaplane for English Language Learners

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


SEAPLANE Defined for Kids

seaplane

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noun sea·plane \ ˈsē-ˌplān \

Definition of seaplane for Students

:an airplane that can rise from and land on water


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