Definitions for seaplaneˈsiˌpleɪn

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  1. seaplane, hydroplane(verb)

    an airplane that can land on or take off from water

    "the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane"

  2. hydroplane, seaplane(verb)

    glide on the water in a hydroplane

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  1. seaplane(Noun)

    Any aircraft capable of taking off from, and alighting on the surface of water

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  1. Seaplane

    A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing on water. Seaplanes that can also take off and land on airfields are a subclass called amphibian aircraft. Seaplanes and amphibians are usually divided into two categories based on their technological characteristics: floatplanes and flying boats; the latter are generally far larger and can carry far more. These aircraft were sometimes called hydroplanes, but currently this term applies instead to a motorboats that float on hydrofoils.


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