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hydroaeroplane

hydroaeroplane

English

hydro- + aeroplane (hydro- + aero- + plane)

Noun

hydroaeroplane (plural hydroaeroplanes)

  1. (aviation, obsolete) a floatplane, an airplane specialized for operating on water, having pontoon floats instead of skids or wheels

Usage notes

(obsolete aviation term): This term was used to describe the very first seaplanes and floatplanes, at the dawn of powered aviation through early-post-WWI era (late 'teens, early twenties).

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