Definition of air cushion in English:

air cushion

Syllabification: air cush·ion


  • 1An inflatable cushion.
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    • The firefighters brought in one large air cushion and a small one as well.
    • When the boyfriend arrived shortly after 10 am, Moon jumped, landing beside an air cushion inflated by police.
    • The seat is fitted with a number of air cushions, which inflate or deflate automatically to adjust to the current driving situation.
  • 2The layer of air supporting a hovercraft or similar vehicle.
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    • 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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