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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.
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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
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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]
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hovercraft

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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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
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hovercraft

[ˈhɒvərkrɑːft] naéroglisseur m, hovercraft m
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hovercraft

[ˈhɒvəˌkrɑːft] nhovercraft m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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