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or Hovercraft

[huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov-] /ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv-/
noun, plural hovercraft. Chiefly British.
Origin of hovercraft Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You'll get all the fighting you want from hovercraft, if you can wait until then.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • When you took on hovercraft, you were thinking in terms of a regional dispute.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • hovercraft has held a near monopoly in transport to Fairbanks.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In short, no matter what Haer's past record, choose what was going to be the winning side—Continental hovercraft.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • hovercraft wouldn't stand for it, and the Category Military Department would back them.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He had half a mind to give it all up, here and now, and head on up to Catskill to enlist with Continental hovercraft.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The hovercraft forces are screening everything they do with heavy cavalry units.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In a couple of hovercraft, similar to your own, possibly twenty kilometers to the southwest.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Isobel went off to make coffee in the portable galley in the rear of the second hovercraft.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • She ran over the heavy sand, which drifted through the streets, to the hovercraft in which he had just pulled up.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for hovercraft


a vehicle that is able to travel across both land and water on a cushion of air. The cushion is produced by a fan continuously forcing air under the vehicle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hovercraft

1959, from hover + craft. A proprietary name after 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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