Meaning of ski-plane in English:




  • An aeroplane having its undercarriage fitted with skis for landing on snow or ice.

    ‘Pioneering aviator Bob Reeve was contracted to land his ski-plane south of the mountain on Walsh glacier.’
    • ‘After being dropped off by ski-plane, the team set up base camp and spent the next few days climbing the peaks in the immediate area.’
    • ‘Eventually the unique capabilities of ski-planes to provide fast, economical and safe access to remote glaciers caught on amongst the mountaineering community.’