[ ey-see-vee ]
/ ˈeɪˈsiˈvi /
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abbreviation, noun plural ACV's or ACVs.
air cushion vehicle: any of various vehicles that ride over water or terrain on a cushion of air generated by downward-thrusting fans and are pushed forward by one or more air propellers.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called ground-ef·fect ma·chine [ground-i-fekt muh-sheen], /ˈgraʊnd ɪˌfɛkt məˈʃin/, sur·face ef·fect ve·hi·cle [sur-fis i-fekt vee-i-kuhl]; /ˈsɜr fɪs ɪˌfɛkt ˌvi ɪ kəl/; especially British, hov·er·craft or Hov·er·craft [huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov-] /ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv-/ .
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actual cash value
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