Definitions for seaplaneˈsiˌpleɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sea•planeˈsiˌpleɪn(n.)

  1. an airplane with floats for water takeoffs and landings.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of seaplane:

1910–15

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. seaplane(Noun)

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

Freebase

  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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