floatplane
noun Date: 1922 a seaplane supported on the water by one or more floats

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  • floatplane — n. a plane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water. Syn: pontoon plane, seaplane. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • floatplane — [flōt′plān΄] n. a seaplane equipped with pontoons or floats …   English World dictionary

  • Floatplane — A floatplane is a type of seaplane, with slender pontoons (known as floats ) mounted under the fuselage; only the floats of a floatplane normally come into contact with water, with the fuselage remaining above water. A floatplane is opposed to a… …   Wikipedia

  • floatplane — /floht playn /, n. Aeron. a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats. Also, float plane. Cf. flying boat. [1920 25; FLOAT + PLANE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • floatplane — noun A seaplane that has floats for landing or taking off from the water …   Wiktionary

  • floatplane — n. seaplane with special landing gear composed of one or more floats for taking off and landing at sea; pontoon plane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • floatplane — An airplane that has floats to enable it to land and take off from water …   Aviation dictionary

  • floatplane — noun a seaplane …   English new terms dictionary

  • floatplane — float•plane [[t]ˈfloʊtˌpleɪn[/t]] n. aer. a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • floatplane — noun a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water • Syn: ↑pontoon plane • Hypernyms: ↑seaplane, ↑hydroplane …   Useful english dictionary

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