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Hovertrain

[huhv-er-treyn, hov-] /ˈhʌv ərˌtreɪn, ˈhɒv-/
noun
1.
an experimental high-speed British train that rides on a cushion of air and is propelled by a linear motor.
2.
(lowercase) aerotrain.
Origin of Hovertrain
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; hover + train

aerotrain

[air-uh-treyn] /ˈɛər əˌtreɪn/
noun
1.
an experimental high-speed train that rides on a cushion of air over a concrete guide track in the shape of an inverted T and is propelled by one or more propellers or jet engines.
Also called hovertrain.
Origin
First recorded in 1965-70; aero- + train
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British Dictionary definitions for Hovertrain

hovertrain

/ˈhɒvəˌtreɪn/
noun
1.
a train that moves over a concrete track and is supported while in motion by a cushion of air supplied by powerful fans
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