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A craft is a vehicle or marine vessel used for transportation on water or land, or in air or outer space. Types of craft include aircraft, hovercraft, watercraft, sailcraft, and spacecraft. The term was first used to denote a small boat in English in the 1670s, as in "vessels of small craft". The word derives from the German Kraft, meaning "strength or skill", and its use for boats probably referred either to their trade, or seamanship, or "power". The word craft, when referring to vehicles, is its own plural, and does not take a trailing s; the word crafts refers to the family of decorative arts related to functional or utilitarian products, as in arts and crafts.
A hovercraft is capable of traveling over relatively smooth surfaces.
- "Craft". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 17 April 2016.