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ground-effect machine: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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ground-effect machine[′grau̇nd i‚fekt mə‚shēn]
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