air-cushion vehicle

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air-cushion vehicle

n. Abbr. ACV
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(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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Also taking part in the exercise is the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy's Assault Craft Units.
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In 2002, Bertelson, of Rock Island, Ill., was awarded the title "Father of the Air-Cushion Vehicle" by the World Hovercraft Federation.