hovercraft
noun Date: 1959 a vehicle that is supported above the surface of land or water by a cushion of air produced by downwardly directed fans

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  • hovercraft — [ ovɶrkraft ] n. m. • v. 1960; mot angl., de to hover « planer » et craft « embarcation » ♦ Anglic. Véhicule glissant sur coussin d air, utilisé essentiellement sur la mer, pour le transport de passagers et de véhicules. ⇒ aéroglisseur,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hovercraft — hovercráft s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  HOVERCRÁFT s.n. Vehicul care se mişcă pe o pernă de aer, generată de un motor special care aruncă jeturi de aer orientate. [< engl., fr. hovercraft]. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • hovercraft — hov er*craft, n. A vehicle that rides over water or land supported by the pressure of a stream of air generated by downward thrusting fans, and is propelled forward by an air propeller; also called {ACV} and {air cushioned vehicle}. [Mostly found …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hovercraft — Hovercraft,das:⇨Luftkissenfahrzeug …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • hovercraft — 1959, from HOVER (Cf. hover) + CRAFT (Cf. craft). A proprietary name after 1961 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hovercraft — /ˈɔverkraft, ingl. ˈhovəˌkrɑːft/ [vc. ingl. propr. «natante (craft, propr. «potenza») che si libra» (dal v. to hover)] s. m. inv. aeroscivolante …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • hovercraft — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a vehicle or craft that travels over land or water on a cushion of air …   English terms dictionary

  • hovercraft — [huv′ər kraft΄] n. [ HOVER + (AIR)CRAFT] a vehicle which travels across land or water just above a cushion of air provided by a downward jet, as from its engines and propellers …   English World dictionary

  • Hovercraft — A hovercraft, or air cushion vehicle (ACV), is an amphibious vehicle or craft, designed to travel over any sufficiently smooth surface supported by a cushion of slowly moving, high pressure air, ejected downwards against the surface below, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Hovercraft — Saunders Roe Nautical 4 in Calais. Saunders Roe Nautical 4 in Dover im Ruhezustand (das Luftkissengebläse ist abgeschalt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hovercraft — [[t]hɒ̱və(r)krɑːft, AM hʌ̱və(r)kræft[/t]] N COUNT: also by N (hovercraft is both the singular and the plural form.) A hovercraft is a vehicle that can travel across land and water. It floats above the land or water on a cushion of air. Travelling …   English dictionary

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