[[t]hɒ̱və(r)krɑːft, AM hʌ̱və(r)kræft[/t]]
N-COUNT: also by N
(hovercraft is both the singular and the plural form.)
A hovercraft is a vehicle that can travel across land and water. It floats above the land or water on a cushion of air.

Travelling at speeds of up to thirty five knots, these hovercraft can easily outpace most boats...

The expedition made the journey to its source by hovercraft.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • hovercraft — hov er*craft, n. 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}. [Mostly found …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hovercraft — 1959, from HOVER (Cf. hover) + CRAFT (Cf. craft). A proprietary name after 1961 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hovercraft — /ˈɔverkraft, ingl. ˈhovəˌkrɑːft/ [vc. ingl. propr. «natante (craft, propr. «potenza») che si libra» (dal v. to hover)] s. m. inv. aeroscivolante …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • hovercraft — ► NOUN (pl. same) ▪ a vehicle or craft that travels over land or water on a cushion of air …   English terms dictionary

  • hovercraft — [huv′ər kraft΄] n. [ HOVER + (AIR)CRAFT] a vehicle which travels across land or water just above a cushion of air provided by a downward jet, as from its engines and propellers …   English World dictionary

  • Hovercraft — A hovercraft, or air cushion vehicle (ACV), is an amphibious vehicle or craft, designed to travel over any sufficiently smooth surface supported by a cushion of slowly moving, high pressure air, ejected downwards against the surface below, and… …   Wikipedia

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