verb (used without object), hy·dro·planed, hy·dro·plan·ing.
- hydropic degeneration,
Origin of hydroplane
Examples from the Web for hydroplaning
There was also heavy rain, and the accident occurred on a road that was notorious for hydroplaning.Pendleton Marines’ Car Crash Raises Questions of Alcohol Abuse in Military|Jamie Reno|June 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"motorboat that glides on the surface of water," 1895, coined by U.S. engineer Harvey D. Williams ["Sibley Journal of Engineering," Cornell University, vol. X, p.81]; from hydro- + plane (from airplane).
by 1908, "to skim the surface of water by use of hydroplanes," from hydroplane (n.). Meaning "skid on a thin layer of water" (especially of automobile tires) first recorded 1962, properly aquaplane (itself from 1961 in this sense). Related: Hydroplaned; hydroplaning.