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[see-pleyn] /ˈsiˌpleɪn/
an airplane provided with floats for taking off from or landing on water.
1910-15; sea + plane1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seaplane
  • They will reach the resort by speedboat or seaplane and need never leave it except for diving or sunset dolphin-viewing.
  • The only way to reach the park is by boat or seaplane.
  • Campers can access the park by ferry, private boat or seaplane.
  • Visitors to this resort arrive by ferry boat or seaplane.
  • Guests can only access this resort by boat or seaplane.
  • Take a long boat ride or hop a seaplane to reach the shores.
  • He takes her for a spin in his seaplane, cheekily abandoning her on the other side of the lake to bushwhack home on her own.
  • The airport wishes to install a seaplane ramp and gate in the airport perimeter fence t o enhance accessibility for users.
British Dictionary definitions for seaplane


any aircraft that lands on and takes off from water Also called (esp US) hydroplane
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Word Origin and History for seaplane

1913, from sea + plane (n.2).

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