air-cushion vehicle

air-cushion vehicle
noun Date: circa 1962 hovercraft

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • air-cushion vehicle — [er′ koosh΄ən] n. a vehicle that travels just above the surface of land or water on a cushion of air provided by a downward jet from its engines, propellers, etc. * * * or hovercraft Vehicle supported above the surface of land or water by an air… …   Universalium

  • air-cushion vehicle — [er′ koosh΄ən] n. a vehicle that travels just above the surface of land or water on a cushion of air provided by a downward jet from its engines, propellers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • air cushion vehicle — air cushion vehicle, a vehicle that travels a few feet above the surface of land or water on a cushion of air produced by a system of fans; ground effect machine; hovercraft. Abbr: ACV …   Useful english dictionary

  • air cushion vehicle. — See ACV (def. 2). Also, air cushion vehicle. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • air cushion vehicle — važiuoklė su oro pagalve statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Transporto priemonė, sukonstruota taip, kad jos masė, įskaitant krovinį, visiškai ar iš dalies remiasi į oro pagalvę, kurioje slėgis didesnis negu aplinkos oro. atitikmenys: angl. air… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • air cushion vehicle. — See ACV (def. 2). Also, air cushion vehicle. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-cushion vehicle — air′ cush ion ve hicle n. cvb trs navig. hovercraft • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • air cushion vehicle — A vehicle capable of being operated so that its weight, including its payload, is wholly or significantly supported on a continuously generated cushion or “bubble” of air at higher than ambient pressure. Also called ACV. (Note: NATO uses the term …   Military dictionary

  • air-cushion vehicle — noun : a vehicle that is supported above the surface of land or water by a cushion of air produced by downwardly directed fans …   Useful english dictionary

  • Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle — Geschichte Typ Luftkissenfah …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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