air cushion

noun
1.
an inflatable, airtight cushion.
2.
air chamber ( def 2 ).
3.
an air bag.

Origin:
1830–40

air-cushioned, adjective
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air cushion
 
n
1.  an inflatable cushion, usually made of rubber or plastic
2.  the pocket of air that supports a hovercraft
3.  See also air spring a form of pneumatic suspension consisting of a constricted volume of air

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