air cushion

[ air-koosh-uhn ]

  1. an inflatable, airtight cushion.

Origin of air cushion

First recorded in 1830–40

Other words from air cushion

  • air-cush·ioned, adjective

Words Nearby air cushion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use air cushion in a sentence

  • The turbine howled as the driver gunned us up on the air cushion and sent us skimming away.

    Card Trick | Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
  • Aunt Harriet's mind had brooded all day over the air-cushion as mournfully as a hart's tongue over a well.

    Notwithstanding | Mary Cholmondeley

British Dictionary definitions for air cushion

air cushion

  1. an inflatable cushion, usually made of rubber or plastic

  2. the pocket of air that supports a hovercraft

  1. a form of pneumatic suspension consisting of a constricted volume of air: See also air spring

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