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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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The Science Olympiad consists of events ranging from written tests on individual subjects to design-and-build competitions that require participants to construct towers, aircraft and other devices including buggies and hovercrafts that transport up to 16 rolls of pennies for 15 seconds.
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Its initial collaboration with Sir Christopher Cockerell on the landing and terminal facilities for hovercraft around the world led to Giff 's own significant involvement in this revolutionary mode of transport.
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