Hydroplaning

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Hydroplaning and hydroplane have several meanings:

  • With boats, planing or hydroplaning is a method by which a hull skims over the surface of the water, rather than plowing through it.
  • With rubber wheeled vehicles, aquaplaning, planing or hydroplaning is a cause of loss of steering control when a layer of water prevents direct contact between the tires and the road surface.

The above terms can vary in meaning, particularly comparing usage in the US and in Europe.

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