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1hydroplane

noun hy·dro·plane \ˈhī-drə-ˌplān\

: a boat that is designed to move over the surface of water at very high speeds

Full Definition of HYDROPLANE

1
:  a powerboat designed for racing that skims the surface of the water
2
:  seaplane
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First Known Use of HYDROPLANE

1904

2hydroplane

verb

of a vehicle : to slide on a wet road because a thin layer of water on the road causes the tires to lose contact with it

Full Definition of HYDROPLANE

intransitive verb
:  to skim on water; especially of a vehicle :  to skid on a wet surface (as pavement) because a film of water on the surface causes the tires to lose contact with it

Examples of HYDROPLANE

  1. The car started hydroplaning and skidded off the road.

First Known Use of HYDROPLANE

1962
HYDROPLANE Defined for Kids

hydroplane

noun hy·dro·plane \ˈhī-drə-ˌplān\

Definition of HYDROPLANE for Kids

:  a speedboat whose hull is completely or partly raised as it glides over water

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