from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A usually propeller-driven vehicle designed for traveling over land or water by riding on a layer pressurized air forced downward from the vehicle's bottom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 ACV and air-cushioned vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vehicle supported on a cushion of air, able to traverse many different types of terrain and travel over water, used for transport.
  • noun Plural form of hovercraft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a craft capable of moving over water or land on a cushion of air created by jet engines


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