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puddle-jumper

[puhd-l-juhm-per] /ˈpʌd lˌdʒʌm pər/
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
1930-1935
1930-35; humorously so called because it is used on routes that include stopovers in small, insignificant places
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puddle-jumper

noun
  1. A small or rickety vehicle: I wouldn't ride in that puddle-jumper
  2. An aircraft that makes several stops along a cross-country route (1932+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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