Definition of hovercraft in English:

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hovercraft

Pronunciation: /ˈhəvərˌkraft/

noun (plural same)

A vehicle or craft that travels over land or water on a cushion of air provided by a downward blast. A design was first patented by Christopher Cockerell (1910–99) in 1955.
Example sentences
  • Buying the hovercraft and Argos vehicles were the easy parts, the battle to keep funds coming in for running costs is increasingly difficult.
  • Longley then set about the task of designing a hovercraft for Lake Chad, but by the time he had spent three years building it, a drought had dried up most of the lake.
  • A lone Japanese escort helicopter followed the hovercraft in, and buzzed overhead.

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Syllabification: hov·er·craft

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