[ hahy-druh-foil ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌfɔɪl /
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Naval Architecture. a surface form creating a thrust against water in a direction perpendicular to the plane approximated by the surface.
- a winglike member having this form, designed to lift the hull of a moving vessel.
- a vessel equipped with hydrofoils.
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrofoil
/ (ˈhaɪdrəˌfɔɪl) /
a fast light vessel the hull of which is raised out of the water on one or more pairs of fixed vanes
any of these vanes
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