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Hovercraft:

see air-cushion vehicleair-cushion vehicle
(ACV), craft designed to travel close to but above ground or water. It is also called a ground-effect machine or Hovercraft. These vehicles are supported in various ways.
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hovercraft

[′həv·ər‚kraft]
(mechanical engineering)

hovercraft

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
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