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or Hovercraft

[huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov-] /ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv-/
noun, plural hovercraft. Chiefly British
Origin of hovercraft Unabridged
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  • The hovercraft forces are screening everything they do with heavy cavalry units.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • You'll get all the fighting you want from hovercraft, if you can wait until then.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • hovercraft wouldn't stand for it, and the Category Military Department would back them.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • When you took on hovercraft, you were thinking in terms of a regional dispute.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In short, no matter what Haer's past record, choose what was going to be the winning side—Continental hovercraft.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He had half a mind to give it all up, here and now, and head on up to Catskill to enlist with Continental hovercraft.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • hovercraft has held a near monopoly in transport to Fairbanks.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • She ran over the heavy sand, which drifted through the streets, to the hovercraft in which he had just pulled up.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In a couple of hovercraft, similar to your own, possibly twenty kilometers to the southwest.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Isobel went off to make coffee in the portable galley in the rear of the second hovercraft.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for hovercraft

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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