Origin of hovercrafthover + (air)craft
a vehicle which travels across land or water just above a cushion of air provided by a downward jet, as from its engines and propellers
A usually propeller-driven vehicle designed for traveling over land or water by riding on a layer pressurized air forced downward from the vehicle's bottom. Also called air-cushion vehicle .
front cutaway view of a flexible-skirt hovercraft
(plural hovercrafts or hovercraft)
hover + -craft
- They include racing and hovercraft type boats as well as sharks, fantasy figures and imaginary amphibians that skim across the pool's surface at the whim of the controller.