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Definition of "hydrofoil" [hydrofoil]

  • A winglike structure attached to the hull of a boat that raises all or part of the hull out of the water when the boat is moving forward, thus reducing drag. (noun)
  • A boat equipped with hydrofoils. Also called hydroplane. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hydrofoil" in a sentence
  • "However, by that time everybody had got used to the term hydrofoil, and nobody seemed to realize what a "wing-boat" was, so in the end the Språkråd voted to adopt hydrofoil as the officially recognized term."
  • "So this rocket powered super-fkn-hydrofoil is jinking and jagging up the FKN hudson river, with flares and shit firing off the side that distract incoming shoulder mounted heat seeking missiles that are FKN flying about like rain and then FKN * BANG!!!!"
  • "Other than private motorboat, the ferry and the hydrofoil are the best options for touring the lake and its many attractions."