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.
His fan technology controls the flow of air in a way that gives the pilot--or, if you prefer, driver--control over the direction of the vehicle to a greater degree than past air-cushioned vehicle drivers had.
Armor-Lite premier all poly mailers offer a lightweight, water-resistant and air-cushioned way to transport delicate products.
If your athletic life includes basketball, beware of air-cushioned basketball shoes.
Air-cushioned angular swiveling and positioning with increments of 0.
It also will have a horizontal oscillating haul-off with air-cushioned rollers for tacky seal layers, a dual surface winder, and real-time computer monitoring and quality control.
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 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.
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.