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Hydroplaning

[hahy-druh-pleyn]
Hydroplaning and hydroplane may refer to:

  • Hydroplaning (tires), a loss of steering or braking control when a layer of water prevents direct contact between road vehicle or aircraft tires and the road or runway surface
  • Planing (sailing), a method by which the hull of a boat skims over the surface of the water rather than plowing through it
    • Any watercraft that is specifically designed to plane, including:
      • Hydroplane, a fast motorized boat used in racing
      • Hydrofoil, a boat with wing-like foils mounted on struts below the hull
  • Seaplane, an aircraft designed to land on water
  • Diving plane, a submarine control surface used to help control depth, analogous to the elevators on the tail of an aircraft
  • Hydroblading, a figure skating move sometimes referred to as hydroplaning

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