hydro-ski

hy•dro-ski

(ˈhaɪ droʊˌski)

n., pl. -skis.
a hydrofoil attached to a seaplane to aid in takeoffs and landings.
[1950–55]
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The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was a unique American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis for takeoff.