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front cutaway view of a flexible-skirt hovercraft

hov·er·craft

 (hŭv′ər-krăft′, hŏv′-)
n.
A usually propeller-driven vehicle designed for traveling over land or water by riding on a layer pressurized air forced downward from the vehicle's bottom. Also called air-cushion vehicle.

hovercraft

(ˈhɒvəˌkrɑːft)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a vehicle that is able to travel across both land and water on a cushion of air. The cushion is produced by a fan continuously forcing air under the vehicle

hov•er•craft

(ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv-)

n., pl. -craft.
(sometimes cap.) a passenger craft that rides on a cushion of air, kept aloft by fans and driven forward by propellers.
[1955–60; orig. a trademark]

hovercraft

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hovercraft - a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engineshovercraft - a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
craft - a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
Translations
حَوَّامَةٌحَوّامَه، طَوّافَه
vznášedlo
luftpudefartøjhovercraft
ilmatyynyalus
zračni gliser
légpárnás jármû
svifbátur
ホバークラフト
호버크라프트
vznášadlo
vozilo na zračni blazini
svävare
เรือสะเทินน้ำสะเทินบก
tàu cánh ngầm

hovercraft

[ˈhɒvəkrɑːft] Naerodeslizador m

hovercraft

[ˈhɒvərkrɑːft] naéroglisseur m, hovercraft m

hovercraft

[ˈhɒvəˌkrɑːft] nhovercraft m inv

hover

(ˈhovə) , ((American) ˈha-) verb
1. (of a bird, insect etc) to remain in the air without moving in any direction.
2. to move around while still remaining near a person etc. I wish she'd stop hovering round me and go away.
3. (with between) to be undecided. She hovered between leaving and staying.
ˈhovercraft noun
a vehicle which is able to move over land or water, supported by a cushion of air.

hovercraft

حَوَّامَةٌ vznášedlo luftpudefartøj Luftkissenboot χόβερκραφτ aerodeslizador ilmatyynyalus aéroglisseur zračni gliser hovercraft ホバークラフト 호버크라프트 hovercraft luftputefartøy poduszkowiec aerobarco, hovercraft судно на воздушной подушке svävare เรือสะเทินน้ำสะเทินบก hoverkraft tàu cánh ngầm 气垫船
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