Definitions for aquaplaneˈæk wəˌpleɪn, ˈɑ kwə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aq•ua•planeˈæk wəˌpleɪn, ˈɑ kwə-(n.; v.)-planed, -plan•ing.

  1. (n.)a board that skims over water when towed at high speed by a motorboat, used to carry a rider in aquatic sports.

    Category: Sport

  2. (v.i.)to ride an aquaplane.

    Category: Sport

Origin of aquaplane:

1910–15; aqua - + (air )plane

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aquaplane(verb)

    a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water

  2. aquaplane(verb)

    rise up onto a thin film of water between the tires and road so that there is no more contact with the road

    "the car aquaplaned"

  3. aquaplane(verb)

    ride on an aquaplane


  1. aquaplane(Noun)

    A board ridden by a standing person and pulled by a motorboat for entertainment

  2. aquaplane(Verb)

    to ride such a board

  3. aquaplane(Verb)

    For a car or similar vehicle to slide along the road on a thin film of water between the road and the tyres. This occurs when a car has some speed and comes to somewhere with more water on the road than the weight of the car and the grooves in the tyre tread pattern (if any) can push away. The result is almost no traction at all for steering or braking.


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