puddle jumper

puddle-jumper

[puhd-l-juhm-per]
noun Slang.
1.
a light plane, especially one traveling only short distances or making many stops.
2.
an old, rickety automobile; flivver.
Also, puddlejumper.


Origin:
1930–35; humorously so called because it is used on routes that include stopovers in small, insignificant places

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Main Entry:  puddle jumper
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a small lightweight airplane used for short trips, as for commuters; also written puddle-jumper
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