• synonyms

air cushion

  1. an inflatable, airtight cushion.
  2. air chamber(def 2).
  3. an air bag.
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Origin of air cushion

First recorded in 1830–40
Related formsair-cush·ioned, adjective
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Examples from the Web for air cushion

Historical Examples

  • Yes, I'd like the air-cushion, please, and that plaid out of the hold-all.

    The Jolliest School of All

    Angela Brazil

  • As one inflates an air-cushion, I am now with my person inflating the crocodile.

    Short Stories

    Fiodor Dostoievski

  • The doors close against an air-cushion stop, making it impossible to clutch the clothing or limbs of passengers in closing.

  • The Youth tries—and produces nothing but a close imitation of an air-cushion that is being unscrewed.

  • Palpation of the distended stomach yields an elastic resistance which has been compared to that of an air-cushion.

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
  3. a form of pneumatic suspension consisting of a constricted volume of airSee also air spring
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