float-plane

floatplane

[floht-pleyn]
noun Aeronautics.
a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats.
Also, float plane.
Compare flying boat.


Origin:
1920–25; float + plane1

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floatplane

noun
a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water 
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