American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See air-cushion vehicle.
- n. A vehicle supported on a cushion of air, able to traverse many different types of terrain and travel over water, used for transport.
- n. Plural form of hovercraft.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Mostly found in Great Britain A vehicle that rides over water or land supported by the pressure of a stream of air generated by downward-thrusting fans, and is propelled forward by an air propeller; also called
ACVand air-cushioned vehicle.
- n. a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines
- hover + -craft (Wiktionary)
“In 2002, Vincent Lamouroux built this Pentacycle to travel along the abandoned Aérotrain hovercraft monorailway built in the 1970s.”
“I went to the post office closest to my job, and when I asked for an IRC they looked at me like I had just said "my hovercraft is full of eels.”
“How to say, "My hovercraft is full of eels," in 48 languages.”
“Marooned on a deserted island, he’s the guy who could build a hovercraft from a dead car battery, some palm leaves, and six coconuts.”
“Past the hovercraft is the beer fridge and the whiskey stocks.”
“July 25, 1959: A strange new vehicle called a hovercraft crosses the English Channel between Calais and Dover in slightly more than two hours.”
““It actually flies, unlike a hovercraft, which is just a ground effect,” Bitar said.”
“The amphibious capability provided by a hovercraft, which isn't limited by tides and can get onto the beach and beyond.”
“…perhaps we can spin a hard-luck and charity angle on that - the bunnies would have been homeless had you not selflessly offered to help out, the hovercraft is a requirement to transport bunnies and family, and the gold-plating… ummm, saves on cooling by reflecting the suns rays?”
“You can replace the title of this rant to "Why Fantasy Sucks" and replace 'hovercraft' with 'elves' and pretty much rant about fantasy instead.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘hovercraft’.
pretty open-ended here—terms, ideas, lingo, technologies and phenomena (real or postulated) that are, were, should be or could be used in speculative fiction
If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat.
all of these are from 7 English
dictionaries and Macquarie dictionary
I havent listed capitalized ones yet
but Viagra would be one and common
words like sterling a sub-machi...
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