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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He said, basic principle of an air cushion is that if you lift an object off-the-ground using air, you reduce the force needed to move the object.
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