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hydroplane

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noun hy·dro·plane \ˈhī-drə-ˌplān\

Definition of hydroplane

  1. 1 :  a powerboat designed for racing that skims the surface of the water

  2. 2 :  seaplane

1904

First Known Use of hydroplane

1904


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hydroplane

verb hy·dro·plane

Definition of hydroplane

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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 in a sentence

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

1962

First Known Use of hydroplane

1962


HYDROPLANE Defined for English Language Learners

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hydroplane

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noun hy·dro·plane \ˈhī-drə-ˌplān\

Definition of hydroplane for English Language Learners

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


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hydroplane

verb hy·dro·plane

Definition of hydroplane for English Language Learners

  • 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


HYDROPLANE Defined for Kids

hydroplane

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noun hy·dro·plane \ˈhī-drə-ˌplān\

Definition of hydroplane for Students

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


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