aircraft arresting hook


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Related to aircraft arresting hook: aircraft arresting system, aircraft arresting gear

aircraft arresting hook

A device fitted to an aircraft to engage arresting gear. Also called tail hook. See also aircraft arresting system.
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In addition to saving the aircraft, his rapid assessment of the abort's initial actions prevented him from having to use the aircraft arresting hook to engage the end of runway aircraft arresting system.

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