from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An airplane equipped with one or more floats for landing on or taking off from a body of water.
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- n. A seaplane that has floats for landing or taking off from the water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a plane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water
Now, sometimes she takes the family Piper Cub floatplane, which is older than anyone in her family.
Alaska is huge you really need to fly over in a bush or floatplane at a couple K feet to get an idea of how much ground you have to cover.
One day in July, she flew in a floatplane to the summer "spirit camp" at an ancient Russian trading settlement on Nuchek Island near Prince William Sound.
The wilderness community reachable only by boat, floatplane or on foot.
Midway buffs love to ponder the matter of the floatplane tardily launched from the Japanese cruiser Tone on the morning of June 4—part of a pattern of seven search aircraft fanning out from Nagumo's force as the opposing carrier fleets moved toward first contact.
The nine people aboard the Piper Navajo and the four in the Cessna 206 floatplane had no idea they were about to collide in the passage.
The near-tragedy occurred Sunday afternoon as a Piper Navajo and Cessna 206 floatplane were flying directly toward each other in Lake Clark Pass — a narrow river valley that runs between Anchorage mountains.
The area is accessible only by floatplane, snowmobile or four-wheeler.
The recommendations come five months after the much-publicized floatplane crash in the Alaskan wilderness killed the pilot, the former Republican lawmaker and three others who were part of the fishing party, and seriously injured four others.
Most visiting fishermen fly out of Lynn Lake from a floatplane base near the airport, heading for high-end trophy lodges you can only reach using wings.