hydrofoil vs hydroplane what difference

what is difference between hydrofoil and hydroplane

English

Etymology

hydro- +‎ foil

Pronunciation

  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈhɑe.dɹəˌfoɪl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ.dɹoʊˌfɔɪl/

Noun

hydrofoil (plural hydrofoils)

  1. (nautical) A wing attached to the hull of a ship that raises it out of the water when travelling at speed and thus reduces drag.
  2. (nautical) A vessel equipped with such a device.

Translations



English

Etymology

hydro- +‎ plane

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪdɹəʊˌpleɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪdɹoʊˌpleɪn/

Verb

hydroplane (third-person singular simple present hydroplanes, present participle hydroplaning, simple past and past participle hydroplaned) (intransitive)

  1. To skim the surface of a body of water while moving at high speed.
    Don’t drive too fast on wet roads or the car may hydroplane and cause you to lose control of the vehicle.

Translations

Noun

hydroplane (plural hydroplanes)

  1. (nautical): A specific type of motorboat used exclusively for racing
  2. A hydrofoil
  3. A seaplane
  4. The wing of a submarine, used to help control depth

Translations

  • Italian: idroaliante (it)

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