air cushion

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Synonyms for air cushion

the trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or ground

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a mechanical device using confined air to absorb the shock of motion

a cushion usually made of rubber or plastic that can be inflated

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Establishing Homax in 1981 in Nantou, central Taiwan, Huang has since concentrated on the development of air-cushioned shoes, which were first patented in Taiwan in 1983 and two years later awarded for excellent design by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the government-backed trade promoter, which again gave an award each in 1987 and 1988 for steadily improving quality and design.
According to sources, South Korea has "spotted air-cushioned vessels and hangar-shaped buildings," at the North's Hwanghae Province, about 30 miles from the South Korean island of Baengnyeong.
Nike, the American manufacturer of sports and fitness equipment, has managed the difficult marketing feat of making its filmically flight-provoking and air-cushioned shoes desirable to all ages throughout the world.
The Knee Pad sets offer air-cushioned technology, and come in four styles of foam and six vinyl-dipped styles.
The first 50 customers who test the air-cushioned, adjustable firmness Select Comfort Sleep System on Saturday, Nov.
The Personal Hovercraft: Designed as a fast commuter vehicle, the Mariah 425 personal hovercraft is lightweight and compact and offers fast transport over a wide range of terrain, seating up to six people for an amazing air-cushioned ride over land or sea.
Don't give me 'feather duster' air-cushioned whips not causing pain or injury - it really looked bad before.
The bed, of course, is the primary feature of the retail store and showcases the acclaimed adjustable firmness, air-cushioned sleep system made in Minneapolis by Select Comfort Corporation.
Cubic also maintains the Landing Craft Air-Cushioned simulator at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.
There is no justification for a jockey to hit a horse as hard as he can no matter how air-cushioned the whip may be.
Journalists who drew attention to the number of times Ballabriggs was smacked by an air-cushioned whip should be ashamed of themselves.
LHDs embark, transport, deploy, command and fully support an 1,800-member Marine Expeditionary Unit, inserting forces ashore via helicopters, amphibious vehicles and high-speed, air-cushioned landing craft.
May 1995 Results of whip design working group announced, with air-cushioned whip topping test
The animal welfare charity wants air-cushioned whips to become standard and, like the apprentice races, carried but not used with hands off the reins.