An airplane that can land on or take off from water; SYN. hydroplane.
Airplane capable of taking off from, and landing on, water. There are two major types, floatplanes and flying boats. The floatplane is similar to an ordinary airplane but has floats in place of wheels; the flying boat has a broad hull shaped like a boat and may also have floats attached to the wing tips.
Seaplanes depend on smooth water for a good landing, and since World War II few have been built, although they were widely used in both world wars and the first successful international airlines, such as Pan Am, relied on a fleet of flying boats in the 1920s and 1930s.
The seaplane was invented by Glenn Curtiss.
Avion, letelica koja se diže s vode i spušta na vodu (sa čamcima mesto točkova).