hydroplane hydroplane

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an airplane that can land on or take off from water
  2. (n) a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
  3. (v) glide on the water in a hydroplane

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For sheer exclusiveness, danger and sangfroid, no sport quite matches hydroplane racing.
  2. Suddenly the big hydroplane flipped over, vanished in a geyser of white spray.
  3. By this time, they had adapted their hydroplane racers to produce a fast and popular runabout.

News

  1. After 45 years, Pat O'Day dropped from Seafair coverage

    Seattle radio legend Pat O'Day says he's been dropped from broadcasting the annual Seafair hydroplane races for the first time in 45 years, and his fans have taken to social media with anger and disbelief.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  2. Man backing boat into water sinks truck

    Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:19:02 GMT The Associated Press The police said a man trying to get his boat into the Merrimack River ended up accidentally putting his trailer and pickup truck in the water, too. John Pragosa was backing the truck and trailer hauling his hydroplane boat toward the river in Nashua yes...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Concord Monitor

  3. Soap Lake Hydroplane Regatta creates crowds, memories for many

    SOAP LAKE - The rumble of hydroplanes was heard ripping through the water of Soap Lake for the first time in more than 30 years this past weekend, June 15-16.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: iFiber One

Quotes

  1. "I kind of was looking forward to this, because I've never raced in the rain," Greg Biffle said. "It was a lot of fun. It got a little hairy there when it started raining so hard. The car would hydroplane bad down the front stretch - and I...
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Greg Biffle Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "If you pull up behind a car at Indy, it blocks a little of your aerodynamic downforce, and your car just goes into hydroplane," Wallace said. "You can be running 10% better than the guy in front, but you can't catch up because you're losing...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Rusty Wallace Source: USA Today

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