Definition of floatplane in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflōtplān/


An aircraft equipped with floats for landing on water; a seaplane.
Example sentences
  • After some thought, the Navy gave up the idea of retractable gear and instead specified that the aircraft would be floatplanes but could be converted to land gear in a short period of time.
  • His expertise has given the Centaur four exceptional advantages over conventional seaplanes and launches the floatplane into the 21st Century.
  • Suddenly, with a roar of seemingly new-found energy, the floatplane pulled free from the water and climbed rapidly.

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Syllabification: float·plane

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