[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.
[huhv-er, hov-] /ˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv-/ verb (used without object) 1. to hang fluttering or suspended in the air: The helicopter hovered over the building. 2. to keep lingering about; wait near at hand. 3. to remain in an uncertain or irresolute state; waver: to hover between life and death. noun 4. the act or state […]
- Hover fly
noun 1. any dipterous fly of the family Syrphidae, with a typically hovering flight, esp Syrphus ribesii, which mimics a wasp
noun, Prosody. 1. indeterminacy as to which of two consecutive syllables in a line of verse bears the metrical stress, as in any of the first three feet of Slow, slow, / fresh fount, / keep time / with my / salt tears.
noun, International Law. 1. an act forbidding or restricting the loitering of foreign or domestic vessels within the prescribed limits of a coastal nation. 2. an act stipulating that foreign vessels may be boarded and their shipping manifests checked by the appropriate government officials beyond the three-mile limit of a coastal nation.