ground-effect machine

noun

ground-ef·​fect machine ˈgrau̇nd-i-ˈfekt- How to pronounce ground-effect machine (audio)

Word History

Etymology

from the lift provided by compression of air between the vehicle and the ground

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ground-effect machine was in 1962

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“Ground-effect machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground-effect%20machine. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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