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Definition of Air cushion vehicle

Air cushion vehicle Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A vehicle capable of being operated so that its weight, including its payload, is wholly or significantly supported on a continuously generated cushion or “bubble” of air at higher than ambient pressure. Also called ACV. (Note: NATO uses the term “ground effect machine.”)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Air cushion vehicle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A hovercraft, also known as an air-cushion vehicle or ACV, is a craft capable of travelling over land, water, mud or ice and other surfaces. Hovercraft are hybrid vessels operated by a pilot as an aircraft rather than a captain as a marine vessel.

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