Aquaplane



a board that skims over water when towed at high speed by a motorboat, used to carry a rider in aquatic sports.
to ride an aquaplane.
(def 7).
Historical Examples

In a nutshell, what had occurred was this: You know how you aquaplane.
Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse

noun
a single board on which a person stands and is towed by a motorboat at high speed, as in water skiing
verb (intransitive)
to ride on an aquaplane
(of a motor vehicle travelling at high speeds in wet road conditions) to rise up onto a thin film of water between the tyres and road surface so that actual contact with the road is lost

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