HyperDic: hydrofoil

English > 2 senses of the word hydrofoil:
NOUNartifacthydrofoil, foila device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
artifacthydrofoil, hydroplanea speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
hydrofoil > pronunciation
Soundshhay'drahfoy.l
Rhymesairfoil ... uncoil: 21 rhymes with oyl...
English > hydrofoil: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through.
Example"the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"
Synonymfoil
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishhidroala
English > hydrofoil: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds.
Synonymhydroplane
BroaderspeedboatA fast motorboat
Spanishhidroala
Catalanhidroala, hidroplà, hidròpter

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