hovercraft

or Hov·er·craft

[huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov-]

Origin of hovercraft

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Historical Examples of hovercraft

  • You'll get all the fighting you want from Hovercraft, if you can wait until then.

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    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • Hovercraft has held a near monopoly in transport to Fairbanks.

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    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • When you took on Hovercraft, you were thinking in terms of a regional dispute.

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    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • In short, no matter what Haer's past record, choose what was going to be the winning side—Continental Hovercraft.

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    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • Hovercraft wouldn't stand for it, and the Category Military Department would back them.

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    Dallas McCord Reynolds


British Dictionary definitions for hovercraft

hovercraft

noun
  1. a vehicle that is able to travel across both land and water on a cushion of air. The cushion is produced by a fan continuously forcing air under the vehicle
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Word Origin and History for hovercraft

1959, from hover + craft. A proprietary name after 1961.

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