[ hahy-druh-pleyn ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌpleɪn /
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.
to skim over water in the manner of a hydroplane.
to travel in a hydroplane.
Also aquaplane. (of a vehicular tire or vehicle) to ride on a film of water on a wet surface with a resulting decrease in braking and steering effectiveness.
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroplaning
/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌpleɪn) /
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
(intr) (of a boat) to rise out of the water in the manner of a hydroplane
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