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[huhv-er-kraft, -krahft, hov-] /ˈhʌv ərˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft, ˈhɒv-/

noun, plural hovercraft. Chiefly British.
a vehicle that is able to travel across both land and water on a cushion of air. The cushion is produced by a fan continuously forcing air under the vehicle

1959, from hover + craft. A proprietary name after 1961.


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