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HYDROFOIL

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French Equivalent: Hydroptère

Definition:
A fast vessel which, when at speed, lifts her hull clear of the surface of the water, supporting herself upon foils, or wings or legs, which project beneath her bottom.

Context:
Hydrofoils are used mostly as passenger ferries.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003