hovercraft

or Hov·er·craft

[ huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov- ]
/ ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv- /
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noun, plural hov·er·craft. Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. hovea,
  2. hovel,
  3. hoven,
  4. hover,
  5. hover fly,
  6. hovering accent,
  7. hovering act,
  8. hovering vessel,
  9. hoverport,
  10. hovertrain

Origin of hovercraft


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British Dictionary definitions for hovercraft

hovercraft

/ (ˈhɒvəˌkrɑːft) /

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hovercraft

hovercraft

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

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