Definition of Seaplane

1. Noun. An airplane that can land on or take off from water. "The designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane"

Exact synonyms: Hydroplane
Generic synonyms: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane
Specialized synonyms: Floatplane, Pontoon Plane, Flying Boat
Derivative terms: Hydroplane



2. Verb. Glide on the water in a hydroplane.
Exact synonyms: Hydroplane
Entails: Glide
Generic synonyms: Aviate, Fly, Pilot
Derivative terms: Hydroplane, Hydroplane

Definition of Seaplane

1. Noun. (context: aircraft nautical) Any aircraft capable of taking off from, and alighting on the surface of water ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seaplane

1. an airplane designed to take off from or land on the water [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seaplane

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seamstresses
seamstressing
seamstressy
seamy
sean
seance
seances
seaned
seaning
seannachie
seannachies
seans
seapiece
seapieces
seaplane (current term)
seaplane tender
seaplane tenders
seaplanes
seaport
seaports
seapower
seapyot
seaquail
seaquake
seaquakes
seaquaria
seaquarium
seaquariums
sear

Literary usage of Seaplane

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. True Stories of the Great War: Tales of Adventure--heroic Deeds--exploits by Francis Trevelyan Miller (1917)
"LOST ON A seaplane AND SET ADRIFT IN A MINE-FIELD Adventures on the North Sea Told by a seaplane Observer The Great War has introduced new perils both on ..."

2. Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"The Thomas-Morse S-5 seaplane about to make a landing. ... Navy M-2 Baby seaplane The M-2 seaplane designed by the Navy Department was to have been used for ..."

3. Manual of Military Aviation by Hollis Leroy Müller (1917)
"The seaplane differs from the land plane or airplane only in the landing gear ... The flying-boat is a special type of seaplane, consisting essentially of a ..."

4. Practical Aviation: An Understandable Presentation of Interesting and by Charles Brian Hayward (1919)
"In the case of the seaplane, hydroplane floats are simply substituted for the wheeled landing chassis and in a number of instances the construction is ..."

5. Some Naval Yarns by Mordaunt Hall (1917)
"ADVENTURES IN A seaplane IT was an interesting gathering which faced the warm fire ... Many of the seaplane pilots who were attired in the blue and gold of ..."

6. Textbook of Aerial Laws and Regulations for Aerial Navigation, International by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"Such landing fee shall remain the property of the firm holding the meeting. seaplane Stations 5. The arrangements and charges at RAF seaplane stations will ..."

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