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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydroplane  \Hy"dro*plane\,  v.  i. 
  Of  a  boat,  to  plane  (see  {Plane},  below). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydroplane  \Hy"dro*plane\,  n.  [Pref.  hydro-,  1  +  plane.] 
  1.  A  plane,  or  any  of  a  number  of  planes,  projecting  from  the 
  hull  of  a  submarine  boat,  which  by  being  elevated  or 
  depressed  cause  the  boat,  when  going  ahead,  to  sink  or 
  rise,  after  the  manner  of  an  a["e]roplane. 
 
  2.  A  projecting  plane  or  fin  on  a  gliding  boat  to  lift  the 
  moving  boat  on  top  of  the  water;  also  a  gliding  boat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydroplane 
  n  1:  an  airplane  that  can  land  on  or  take  off  from  water  [syn:  {seaplane}] 
  2:  a  motorboat  designed  so  that  it  skims  the  water  at  high 
  speeds  [syn:  {hydrofoil}] 
  v  :  glide  on  the  water  in  a  hydroplane  [syn:  {seaplane}] 




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