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aquaplane

[ ak-wuh-pleyn, ah-kwuh- ]
/ 藞忙k w蓹藢ple瑟n, 藞蓱 kw蓹- /
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noun
a board that skims over water when towed at high speed by a motorboat, used to carry a rider in aquatic sports.
verb (used without object), aq路ua路planed, aq路ua路plan路ing.
to ride an aquaplane.
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Origin of aquaplane

First recorded in 1910鈥15; aqua- + (air)plane

OTHER WORDS FROM aquaplane

aq路ua路plan路er, noun
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How to use aquaplane in a sentence

  • In a nutshell, what had occurred was this: You know how you aquaplane.

    Right Ho, Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse

British Dictionary definitions for aquaplane

aquaplane
/ (藞忙kw蓹藢ple瑟n) /

noun
a single board on which a person stands and is towed by a motorboat at high speed, as in water skiing
verb (intr)
to ride on an aquaplane
(of a motor vehicle travelling at high speeds in wet road conditions) to rise up onto a thin film of water between the tyres and road surface so that actual contact with the road is lost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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