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
Recent Examples of hovercraft from the Web
Apparently one of them was able to call 911 on a cell phone and the fire department was able to get its hovercraft out there and rescue them.
A separate seventh-grade hovercraft team placed second in that category at the same event.
Comfort mode is perfect for around town, with its welcome delivery of hovercraft-like isolation from the road.
Large amphibs, their hovercraft and lumbering armored troop carriers that take hours to wade ashore and unload would be punished by precision missiles, experts contend.
The sensation was like gliding on a hovercraft above the Beethovenian waves.
The ride itself is a 3D flight simulator, which takes riders on a high-speed trip on cars, boats, underwater craft, and hovercraft through, around and above New York City, with Fallon as guide.
The one-man hovercraft's 13-inch impeller keeps the fiberglass skimmer 4 inches above the ground and moving as fast as 16 mph.
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HOVERCRAFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hovercraft for English Language Learners
: a vehicle that moves just above the surface of land or water on a cushion of air
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