hovercraft

noun hov·er·craft \ ˈhə-vər-ˌkraft , ˈhä- \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of hovercraft

: 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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First Known Use of hovercraft

1959

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  • : a vehicle that moves just above the surface of land or water on a cushion of air


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