hydrofoil definition

  • noun:
    • A winglike framework connected to the hull of a boat that increases all or area of the hull out from the liquid as soon as the ship is dancing, therefore reducing drag.
    • A boat equipped with hydrofoils. Also known as hydroplane.
    • A wing attached to the hull of a ship that raises it regarding the liquid when going at speed and so decreases drag.
    • A vessel equipped with such a tool.
    • a speedboat that is loaded with winglike structures that raise it so that it skims the water at large rates
    • a tool composed of a-flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its area reacts towards the liquid its driving through

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