Definition of hydrofoil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhaɪdrəfɔɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪdrəfɔɪl//
Types of boats and ships
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a boat which rises above the surface of the water when it is travelling fast compare hovercraft See related entries: Types of boats and ships Word Origin1920s: from hydro- ‘relating to water’, on the pattern of aerofoil.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hydrofoil