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HYDROPLANE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hydroplane mean? 

HYDROPLANE (noun)
  The noun HYDROPLANE has 2 senses:

1. an airplane that can land on or take off from water
2. a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds

  Familiarity information: HYDROPLANE used as a noun is rare.


HYDROPLANE (verb)
  The verb HYDROPLANE has 1 sense:

1. glide on the water in a hydroplane

  Familiarity information: HYDROPLANE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYDROPLANE (noun)


Sense 1hydroplane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An airplane that can land on or take off from water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

hydroplane; seaplane

Context example:

the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane

Hypernyms ("hydroplane" is a kind of...):

aeroplane; airplane; plane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hydroplane"):

floatplane; pontoon plane (a seaplane equipped with pontoons for landing or taking off from water)

flying boat (a large seaplane that floats with its fuselage in the water rather than on pontoons)


Sense 2hydroplane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

hydrofoil; hydroplane

Context example:

the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record

Hypernyms ("hydroplane" is a kind of...):

speedboat (a fast motorboat)


HYDROPLANE (verb)


Sense 1hydroplane [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Glide on the water in a hydroplane

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

hydroplane; seaplane

Hypernyms (to "hydroplane" is one way to...):

aviate; fly; pilot (fly a plane)

"Hydroplane" entails doing...:

glide (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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