amphibious amphibious  /æm ˈfɪ bi əs/


  1. (adj) operating or living on land and in water
  2. (adj) relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia



  1. The amphibious assault was a diversionary tactic intended to fool the Iraqis.
  2. Surely their strategy is, one day they'll come out of one of these amphibious exercises, and it will be for real.
  3. Further interspecies hybridization has produced loldogs, lolbirds, lolhamsters, lolmice and--a little masterpiece of verbal economy--the tusked, amphibious lolrus.


  1. Amphibious bus sinks with 28 on board in Britain

    LIVERPOOL, England, June 16 (UPI) -- Sixteen people were hospitalized after an amphibious boat carrying 28 tourists sank at Albert Dock in Liverpool, England, police said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. US F-16s, missiles to stay in Jordan after drill: official

    Washington (AFP) June 13, 2013 The United States will keep F-16 fighter jets and Patriot anti-missile weapons in Jordan after a joint military exercise ends this month, a US defense official said Thursday. The US administration, which is weighing a decision to arm rebels fighting in neighboring Syria's civil war, also planned to keep a unit of US Marines on amphibious ships off the coast after ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Space War

  3. Sailors pitch in at Va. Civil War battlefield

    RICHMOND Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Fort McHenry have made it a monthly habit of traveling from their homeport in Virginia Beach to Richmond National Battlefield Park, and not as tourists.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Virginian-Pilot


  1. "But we have to take a hard look at where it would be necessary or sensible to launch another major amphibious action again," Gates said on the last stop of a weeklong tour of the armed services' war colleges to promote revamped budget...
    on Apr 17, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters

  2. "The workforce on the Gulf Coast has a proud history of success in building amphibious ships for the United States Navy. I am pleased that Mississippi continues to maintain its partnership with the Navy and Northrop Grumman in providing innovative...
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Thad Cochran Source:

  3. "It sounds shallow, but trying to keep every single hair in place while sword fighting in a military duck (amphibious vehicle) with Shia LaBeouf - that was pretty difficult," Blanchett said.
    on May 21, 2008 By: Cate Blanchett Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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