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hydroplane

[ hahy-druh-pleyn ]
/ 藞ha瑟 dr蓹藢ple瑟n /
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noun
a seaplane.
an attachment to an airplane enabling it to glide on the water.
a light, high-powered boat, especially one with hydrofoils or a stepped bottom, designed to plane along the surface of the water at very high speeds.
a horizontal rudder for submerging or elevating a submarine.
verb (used without object), hy路dro路planed, hy路dro路plan路ing.
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Origin of hydroplane

First recorded in 1900鈥05; hydro-1 + plane1
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroplane

hydroplane
/ (藞ha瑟dr蓹蕣藢ple瑟n) /

noun
a motorboat equipped with hydrofoils or with a shaped bottom that raises its hull out of the water at high speeds
an attachment to an aircraft to enable it to glide along the surface of water
another name (esp US) for a seaplane
a horizontal vane on the hull of a submarine for controlling its vertical motion
verb
(intr) (of a boat) to rise out of the water in the manner of a hydroplane
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