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hy·dro·foil

 (hī′drə-foil′)
n.
1. A winglike structure attached to the hull of a boat that raises all or part of the hull out of the water when the boat is moving forward, thus reducing drag.
2. A boat equipped with hydrofoils. Also called hydroplane.

hydrofoil

(ˈhaɪdrəˌfɔɪl)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a fast light vessel the hull of which is raised out of the water on one or more pairs of fixed vanes
2. (Nautical Terms) any of these vanes

hy•dro•foil

(ˈhaɪ drəˌfɔɪl)

n.
1. a surface form creating a thrust against water in a direction perpendicular to the plane approximated by the surface.
2.
a. a winglike member having this form, designed to lift the hull of a moving vessel.
b. a vessel with hydrofoils.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrofoil - a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing throughhydrofoil - a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
2.hydrofoil - a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds; "the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record"
speedboat - a fast motorboat
Translations
kantosiipikantosiipialus
draagvleugeldraagvleugelboot

hydrofoil

[ˈhaɪdrəʊfɔɪl] Nhidroala m, aliscafo m

hydrofoil

[ˈhaɪdrəfɔɪl] nhydrofoil m, hydroptère m

hydrofoil

[ˈhaɪdrəˌfɔɪl] naliscafo