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air cushion

Line breaks: air cush|ion

Definition of air cushion in English:

noun

The layer of air supporting a hovercraft or similar vehicle.
Example sentences
  • The hovercraft had an air cushion under them that could be easily ruptured.
  • The hovercraft, or air cushion vehicle, was patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell.
  • When the air cushion is strong enough, the operator steps onto the hovercraft platform and waits a few seconds until the air cushion becomes powerful enough to cause uniform levitation.

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