Definition of air cushion in English:

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air cushion

Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)r ˌko͝oSHən/


1An inflatable cushion.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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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