• WordNet 3.6
    • n ski-plane an airplane equipped with skis so it can land on a snowfield
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In literature:

By arching his back, he brought his face above water, and in a moment he was planing along like a water ski.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The plane landed in a snowdrift, with a broken ski.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson

In news:

A military investigation into the cable car tragedy that killed twenty people in an Italian ski village, concluded that the Marine plane was flying too low and going too fast.
Access to Blachford Lake Lodge in the winter is via a 20- to 30-minute flight on a ski plane that lands on the frozen lake.
My journey through Alaska included plane, train, automobile, bus, skis, boat, elevator, escalator, tram, chairlifts, and a lot of walking.
Twenty-year-old Silvia Caruso boards a plane to Orlando, Florida, where she has many options for world-class skiing conditions and coaching.

In science:

In an interesting footnote to the story, the Western Sledging Party also made the first attempt to use aero-transport in Antarctica with an air tractor – a light plane on skis (see Figure 2), with its main wings removed.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica