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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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The sponge-and-puff combination in an air cushion may allow a more natural look with the use of a foundation because it can provide better distribution of the product on the skin, and noticeably reduce an uneven appearance.
Installed in 2012, each of the four in-line workstations is equipped with a silo and a machine that fills 10 meters of air cushions per minute and automatically tops off the silo.
Beneath the rooftop of an industrial warehouse in the outer limits of Glendale, several tables are filled with plastic tubing and empty air cushions.
The sensors ride on air cushions and are held apart by the thickness of the sheet.
Bye Bye Decubiti [R] Therapeutic Wheelchair Air Cushions, manufactured and marketed by Ken McRight Supplies, Inc.
The 450-seat theatre can provide thrust, proscenium or in-the-round stages, using moveable seating and stage units running on air cushions.
Michael Hawes cites another limitation: air cushions permit motion along the plane of the floor, but not up and down.
The company also designs and makes custom dispensing/storage systems for air cushions and loosefill packaging.
Distribution operations use a variety of materials-from paper and air cushions to foam-in-place packaging-to protect goods during shipment.
Air cushions are moved from the machine over a conveyor belt directly above cartons at a pack station.
The company offers a range of packing systems which also includes the Air Bagger air cushions and Top Pad environmentally friendly void fill.