Hydroplane

Hy"dro*plane

, v. i. 1. Of a boat, to move through water while supported by hydroplanes{3} (see hydroplane{3}, above).
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. to move through a body of water supported by the hydrodynamic forces on a surface, similar in principle to a hydroplane{3}; -- said, e. .g, of automobiles skidding on a shallow patch of water on a road when moving at high speed, thus causing the tires to lose contact with the road surface.
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