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[huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov-] /ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv-/
noun, plural hovercraft. Chiefly British
Origin of hovercraft Unabridged
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  • However, a hovercraft is an expensive piece of equipment, which makes its purchase a challenge.
  • He also has participated in engineering challenges including catapult and hovercraft building.
  • Air boats, hovercraft and jet skis are not permitted within refuge boundaries.
  • Examples of projects may include a robotic mascot for the school, a remote-controlled hovercraft, or a solar-powered device.
  • The hovercraft has the advantage over both vessels in stability although it is a noisier ride because of the use of propellers.
  • hovercraft, seaplanes, amphibious craft and personal watercraft are prohibited.
British Dictionary definitions for hovercraft


a vehicle that is able to travel across both land and water on a cushion of air. The cushion is produced by a fan continuously forcing air under the vehicle
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Word Origin and History for hovercraft

1959, from hover + craft. A proprietary name after 1961.

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