- An airplane that has floats to enable it to land and take off from water.
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floatplane — n. a plane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water. Syn: pontoon plane, seaplane. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
floatplane — [flōt′plān΄] n. a seaplane equipped with pontoons or floats … English World dictionary
Floatplane — A floatplane is a type of seaplane, with slender pontoons (known as floats ) mounted under the fuselage; only the floats of a floatplane normally come into contact with water, with the fuselage remaining above water. A floatplane is opposed to a… … Wikipedia
floatplane — noun Date: 1922 a seaplane supported on the water by one or more floats … New Collegiate Dictionary
floatplane — /floht playn /, n. Aeron. a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats. Also, float plane. Cf. flying boat. [1920 25; FLOAT + PLANE1] * * * … Universalium
floatplane — noun A seaplane that has floats for landing or taking off from the water … Wiktionary
floatplane — n. seaplane with special landing gear composed of one or more floats for taking off and landing at sea; pontoon plane … English contemporary dictionary
floatplane — noun a seaplane … English new terms dictionary
floatplane — float•plane [[t]ˈfloʊtˌpleɪn[/t]] n. aer. a seaplane having landing gear consisting of one or more floats • Etymology: 1920–25 … From formal English to slang
floatplane — noun a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water • Syn: ↑pontoon plane • Hypernyms: ↑seaplane, ↑hydroplane … Useful english dictionary