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[floht-pleyn] /ˈfloʊtˌpleɪn/
noun, Aeronautics
a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats.
Compare flying boat.
Origin of floatplane
1920-25; float + plane1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for floatplane
  • We use a floatplane to cover our widely distributed station network.
  • Access to the cabins on the north and east sides of the lake is by boat or floatplane.
  • So far, the small size floatplane that can be brought in has limited us.
  • Access to the area is primarily by floatplane in summer and overland in winter.
  • There are also two small boat harbors, a barge dock, and a floatplane dock.
  • Please note that access to any of these parks is by floatplane or boat.
  • Accessible by floatplane or by boat with a state maintained floating dock near cabin.

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