aquaplane aquaplane

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water
  2. (v) rise up onto a thin film of water between the tires and road so that there is no more contact with the road
  3. (v) ride on an aquaplane

Usage(s):

  1. Last summer, in the Adirondacks he slipped off the deck of a motorboat that was turning around for someone who had fallen off an aquaplane, got caught in the propeller.
  2. Skimming along like a fast-moving aquaplane, it permits the plane to take off after a relatively short run.
  3. To most spectators it is as though an aquaplanist were to get bored with skimming the waves on his aquaplane and take a ride on the back of a healthy shark.

Quotes

  1. "We thought it wasn't going to rain again," a frustrated Button said. "We didn't want to risk going out early, when you can aquaplane, so we waited in the garage, which is obviously the wrong thing to do now, in hindsight, but it's a risk we...
    on Apr 3, 2010 By: Jenson Button Source: AutoWeek

  2. "It was a race of ever-changing conditions," said McNish. "One moment the track was almost flooded, causing the Audi to aquaplane, but 15 minutes later the track would be drying."
    on Nov 13, 2005 By: Allan McNish Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "I was very aware that the win was in my hands and mine to lose as well," Brabham said. "At the end, I could feel my arms and legs getting heavy with making sure we did not aquaplane and put it into the wall."
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: David Brabham Source: Los Angeles Times

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