a car that hovers above the ground, typically conceived as using antigravity technology
[headline] Hover-cars[…] An American car designer has predicted that cars will fly by 1978. Mr Carl Reynolds says that future cars will be wheelless, and move 2ft. or so above the surface.
Hovercar, shown in artist’s conception, is one possible development of revolutionary lift and propulsion principle.
An air-borne vehicle called the “Hovercar” is being produced commercially by Saunders-Roe Ltd., British aircraft manufacturer.
Rice’s hovercar huffed along at a steady 80 mph.
Beyond them were two private hover-cars.
High overhead, a hovercar skimmed the tops of the buildings, twisting in the bright sunlight.
My scooter was long gone. Seok rented us a hover-car. I was disappointed but not exactly surprised that he wouldn’t let me drive it, considering all the illegal things I’d already gotten away with.
Earliest cite in the OED database: 1961
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