What does hydrofoil mean?

Definitions for hydrofoilˈhaɪ drəˌfɔɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hydrofoil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hydrofoil, foil(noun)

    a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through

    "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"

  2. hydrofoil, hydroplane(noun)

    a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds

    "the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record"


  1. hydrofoil(Noun)

    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. hydrofoil(Noun)

    A vessel equipped with such a device.


  1. Hydrofoil

    The term "hydrofoil" can have one of two basic meanings. Firstly, a hydrofoil is a foil which operates in water. They are similar in appearance and purpose to airfoils. Second, the term "hydrofoil" is often used to refer to boats using hydrofoil technology. Most of this article is about this meaning of hydrofoil.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hydrofoil in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hydrofoil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Justice Samuel Alito:

    A fish does not spring to mind -- nor does an antelope, a colonial farmhouse, a hydrofoil or an oil derrick.

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