Hovercraft

A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud or ice and other surfaces. Hovercraft are hybrid vessels operated by a pilot as an aircraft rather than a captain as a marine vessel. Hovercraft use blowers to produce a large volume of air below the hull that is slightly above atmosph...
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hovercraft

ground-effect machine noun a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
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hovercraft

Click images to enlargeVehicle that rides on a cushion of high-pressure air, free from all contact with the surface beneath, invented by English engineer Christopher Cockerell in 1959. Hovercraft need a smooth terrain when operating overland and are best adapted to use on waterways. They are useful in places where har...
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Hovercraft

A hovercraft (ACV) is a vehicle - first invented in Britain by Christopher Cockerell during the 1950s, and based upon the theories of Sir John Thornycroft drawn up in the 1870s that a ship's drag could be reduced by trapping air between the bottom of the hull and the water - which is supported by a cushion of air projected downwards by a fan and tr...
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hovercraft

A vessel used for the transportation of passengers and cargo riding on a cushion of air formed under it. It is very maneuverable and is
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Hovercraft

Hovercraft: see air-cushion vehicle.
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hovercraft

[n] - a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
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