aquaplane

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noun

aqua·​plane ˈä-kwə-ˌplān How to pronounce aquaplane (audio)
ˈa-
: a board on which a standing rider is towed behind a speeding motorboat
aquaplaner noun

aquaplane

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verb

aquaplaned; aquaplaning; aquaplanes

intransitive verb

1
: to ride an aquaplane
2
British : hydroplane

Example Sentences

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Verb
The Corvette team had us back in the pits each time the rains came; the nearly race-slick Cup 2 Rs want to aquaplane at the mere hint of standing water. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 2 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1912, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aquaplane was in 1912

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“Aquaplane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquaplane. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

aquaplane

noun

aqua·​plane
ˈak-wə-ˌplān,
ˈäk-
: a board towed behind a motorboat and ridden by a person standing on it
aquaplane verb
aquaplaner noun

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