hydroplane

[ hahy-druh-pleyn ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌpleɪn /
|

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·dro·planed, hy·dro·plan·ing.


Nearby words

  1. hydrophone,
  2. hydrophyllaceous,
  3. hydrophyte,
  4. hydropic,
  5. hydropic degeneration,
  6. hydroplaner,
  7. hydropneumatization,
  8. hydropneumatosis,
  9. hydropneumogony,
  10. hydropneumopericardium

Origin of hydroplane

First recorded in 1900–05; hydro-1 + plane1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hydroplaning



British Dictionary definitions for hydroplaning

hydroplane

/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpleɪn) /

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
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 hydroplaning
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper