Meaning of HYDROFOIL in English


/huy"dreuh foyl'/ , n.

1. Naval Archit. a surface form creating a thrust against water in a direction perpendicular to the plane approximated by the surface.

2. Naut.

a. a winglike member having this form, designed to lift the hull of a moving vessel.

b. a vessel equipped with hydrofoils.

[ 1915-20; HYDRO- 1 + FOIL 2 ]

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