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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Since their introduction in recent years, air-cushion packages have been quickly adopted for use in color cosmetic products such as foundations, BB creams and CC creams.
The ship also has a large floodable well deck to carry and deploy three air-cushion landing craft.
An air-cushion landing craft carrying GSDF members went back and forth between the 8,900-ton Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) ship and the shore during the exercises that started at around 9 a.
Its air-cushion drive meant that it could travel safely over any type of terrain.
The DYO package includes the headset, a 100-240 v Travel Charger, an additional air-cushion and a multilingual user's manual.
Unlike the Viking landers, which were launched from orbiters that were circling Mars, Pathfinder will plunge directly into the atmosphere, eased into its landing by an air-cushion.
The power discs on the bottom of the Airblade[TM] hovercraft serve two purposes - they provide the air-cushion that the Airblade[TM] floats on, and they pivot while spinning, allowing the disc edges to "catch" the ground for propulsion and steering.
Mounted on the layflat, the Profile Sensor, a redesign of an earlier air-cushion gap technology, floats a constant distance off the film on air pressure.