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aquaplane

[ak-wuh-pleyn, ah-kwuh-]
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noun
  1. a board that skims over water when towed at high speed by a motorboat, used to carry a rider in aquatic sports.
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verb (used without object), aq·ua·planed, aq·ua·plan·ing.
  1. to ride an aquaplane.
  2. hydroplane(def 7).
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Origin of aquaplane

First recorded in 1910–15; aqua- + (air)plane
Related formsaq·ua·plan·er, noun
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  • In a nutshell, what had occurred was this: You know how you aquaplane.

    Right Ho, Jeeves

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for aquaplane

aquaplane

noun
  1. a single board on which a person stands and is towed by a motorboat at high speed, as in water skiing
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verb (intr)
  1. to ride on an aquaplane
  2. (of a motor vehicle travelling at high speeds in wet road conditions) to rise up onto a thin film of water between the tyres and road surface so that actual contact with the road is lost
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