an airplane provided with floats for taking off from or landing on water.

1910–15; sea + plane1 Unabridged
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seaplane (ˈsiːˌpleɪn)
Also called (esp US): hydroplane any aircraft that lands on and takes off from water

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Word Origin & History

1913, from sea + plane.
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Example sentences
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.
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