GNU Webster's 1913
- (Aëronautics), obsolescent An aëroplane with a boatlike or other understructure that enables it to travel on, or to rise from the surface of, a body of water by its own motive power; -- now usually referred to as a
“Great American Four, the hydro-aeroplane champion, the M.P. champion pigeon-flyer, and the motor-bike hill-climbing champion.”
“Assured from Dave's talk that he was not the Dawson boy, and that the hydro-aeroplane before him was not the Drifter, the man became very friendly.”
“It is our new model of the composite hydro-aeroplane," explained the manager.”
“Hiram stood mute, but fascinated, as the manager explained in detail the fine points of the Monarch II, as the composite hydro-aeroplane was named.”
“This year also saw a great increase in the number of seaplanes, although the 'flying boat' type had only appeared at intervals and the vast majority were of the ordinary aeroplane type fitted with floats in place of the land undercarriage; which type was at that time commonly called 'hydro-aeroplane.”
“He already owned a fairly good hydro-aeroplane which had not killed him yet -- he was a good swimmer, and lucky.”
“There is no use discussing any plan other than the hydro-aeroplane.”
“These boxes contain the various parts of a hydro-aeroplane.”
“Down the coast they steamed toward the beach where Billings had made his crossing in the hydro-aeroplane and just at dusk the lookout announced”
“They talked in low tones, but as nearly as I could make out Kennedy was hiring a hydro-aeroplane for to - morrow with as much nonchalance as if it had been a taxicab.”
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