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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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"They are being based on the western coast in the Rann of Kutch," said Rawat when asked about the deployment of hovercrafts. The Army Chief was talking to ANI here after inducting the Coast Guard ship "Veera" into the maritime force took after the security of the eastern coast.
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Students had to first research the history of the hovercraft, before watching a fiveminute how-to clip, and then getting to work on their own designs.
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US: US Navy on Friday ordered the first of its next-generation landing craft, with options for eight more, as it moves to replace its aging hovercraft fleet, the Pentagon announced.
The hovercraft, propelled on a cushion of air created by its own fan power, was invented by boat-builder Christopher Cockerell, who first came up with the idea when he was thinking how to make a boat go faster by reducing the amount of friction caused when it travels through the water.
After a friend bought a hovercraft and gave him a lift in 2001, Benini knew it was time to try building one.