puddle jumper


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puddle jumper

slang A very small airplane used to travel relatively short distances, such as over a small body of water (a "puddle"). We had to take this tiny little puddle jumper since it was such a short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh. Are you sure this puddle jumper is safe? It looks like it runs on triple-A batteries!
See also: puddle

puddle jumper

n. a small airplane. I’m not going to fly 200 miles in that puddle jumper!
See also: puddle
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