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1) airflow. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A flow of air. 2. The motion of air currents around an object as it moves through the air, especially the motion of air about a moving airplane....

2) pneumotachograph. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An apparatus for recording the rate of airflow to and from the lungs. pneumo- + Greek takhos, speed + -graph.pneumoˇtachoˇgraphic -ADJECTIVEpneumoˇtaˇchograˇphy (-t-kgr-f)...

3) angle of attack. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...angle between the chord of an airfoil and a line representing the undisturbed relative airflow....

4) air brake. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...by compressed air. 2. A surface, such as an aileron, that can be projected into the airflow in order to decrease the air speed of an airplane by increasing drag;...

5) slot 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...machine; a mail slot. 2. A gap between a main and auxiliary airfoil to provide space for airflow and facilitate the smooth passage of air over the wing. 3a. An assigned...

6) obstruent. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...or affricate, that is produced with complete blockage or at least partial constriction of the airflow through the nose or mouth. Latin obstruns, obstruent-, present...

7) critical angle. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...reflected from the boundary between the two. 2. The angle of attack of an airfoil at which airflow abruptly changes, causing changes in the lift and drag of an aircraft....

8) wind tunnel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...parts of the model, by injecting thin streams of smoke into the tunnel to render the airflow visible, or by using certain optical devices. Pressures on the model...

9) autogiro. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...supplied by large airfoils which are mounted horizontally above the craft and rotated by the airflow created by the craft's forward movement. The autogiro has fixed...

10) stall 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...in an engine. 8. A condition in which an aircraft or airfoil experiences an interruption of airflow resulting in loss of lift and a tendency to drop. Inflected forms:...

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