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air cushion

n.
1.
a. A mass of trapped air that supports an object a short distance above a surface.
b. The air in such a mass.
2. An inflatable cushion.

air′-cush′ion, air′-cush′ioned (-ko͝osh′ənd) adj.
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air cushion

n
1. an inflatable cushion, usually made of rubber or plastic
2. (Aeronautics) the pocket of air that supports a hovercraft
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a form of pneumatic suspension consisting of a constricted volume of air. See also air spring
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air cushion - the trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or groundair cushion - the trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or ground
compressed air - air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere; "compressed air is often used to power machines"
2.air cushion - a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion
cushion, shock absorber, shock - a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
3.air cushion - a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflatedair cushion - a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated
cushion - a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
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Translations

air cushion

ncuscino gonfiabile (Tech) → cuscino d'aria
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