aquaplane
I. noun Date: 1914 a board towed behind a speeding motorboat and ridden by a person standing on it • aquaplaner noun II. intransitive verb Date: 1914 1. to ride on an aquaplane 2. British hydroplane

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  • aquaplane — [ akwaplan ] n. m. • 1920; de aqua et planer ♦ Planche tirée par un canot et sur laquelle on se tient debout en s aidant d une corde. Par ext. Sport pratiqué avec cette planche. L aquaplane a précédé le ski nautique. ● aquaplane nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aquaplane — ► NOUN ▪ a board for riding on water, pulled by a speedboat. ► VERB 1) ride on an aquaplane. 2) (of a vehicle) slide uncontrollably on a wet surface. ORIGIN from Latin aqua water + PLANE(Cf. ↑plane) …   English terms dictionary

  • aquaplane — ☆ aquaplane [ak′wə plān΄, äk′wə plān΄ ] n. [ AQUA + PLANE4] a board or small platform towed by a speedboat while a person stands on it, often holding onto ropes for support vi. aquaplaned, aquaplaning to ride on such a board as a sport …   English World dictionary

  • aquaplane — I UK [ˈækwəˌpleɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms aquaplane : singular aquaplane plural aquaplanes a board that you stand on while a fast boat pulls you across the surface of the water II UK [ˈækwəˌpleɪn] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms… …   English dictionary

  • aquaplane — aq|ua|plane1 [ˈækwəpleın] v [i]BrE 1.) if a car aquaplanes, it slides over a wet road in an uncontrolled way American Equivalent: hydroplane 2.) to be pulled over the water on an aquaplane aquaplane 2 aquaplane2 n BrE a thin board that you stand… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aquaplane — aq|ua|plane1 [ ækwə,pleın ] noun count a board on which you stand while a fast boat pulls you across the surface of the water aquaplane aq|ua|plane 2 [ ækwə,pleın ] verb intransitive 1. ) to stand on an aquaplane and move across the surface of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aquaplane — aquaplaner, n. /ak weuh playn , ah kweuh /, n., v., aquaplaned, aquaplaning. n. 1. a board that skims over water when towed at high speed by a motorboat, used to carry a rider in aquatic sports. v.i. 2. to ride an aquaplane. 3. hydroplane (def.… …   Universalium

  • aquaplane — aq·ua·plane || ækwÉ™pleɪn n. board towed on water v. ride on board towed on water, ride on an aquaplane; (of vehicles) rise up on a thin layer of water between the tires and road (as so there is no contact with the road) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aquaplane — noun a board for riding on water, pulled by a speedboat. verb 1》 ride on an aquaplane. 2》 (of a vehicle) slide uncontrollably on a wet surface …   English new terms dictionary

  • aquaplane — 1 noun (C) a thin board that you stand on while you are pulled over the water by a fast boat 2 verb (I) 1 to be pulled over the water on an aquaplane 2 BrE if a car aquaplanes, it slides over a wet road in an uncontrolled way; hydroplane 2 (1)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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